How not to do epidemiology:
The new statistic comes from a national phone survey of more than 95,000 parents in 2011 and 2012. Less than a quarter of the parents contacted agreed to answer questions, and it's likely that those with autistic kids were more interested than other parents in participating in a survey on children's health, CDC officials said.
How not to do advocacy:
"We've been underestimating" how common autism is, said Michael Rosanoff of Autism Speaks, an advocacy group. He believes the figure is at least 1 in 50.
Fuck you, Mike. When we get to "every child is autistic" do you get a set of steak knives?
Everyone's aware of rich white people diseases. Things no one needs to work on "increasing awareness" of:
We've got it. Wear rubbers, check your tits, and get a diagnosis for your kid if they aren't an overachiever.