Is there an autism epidemic?
The article addresses the detrimental perception of autism as an "epidemic." It presents studies suggesting autism's strong genetic basis, with heritability rates ranging from 64% to 91%. The increase in autism diagnoses is attributed to the reproduction of autistic individuals, who are (in the absence of data) assumed to be having children at comparable rates to non-autistic individuals, rather than viewing autism as a disease. The narrative urges support, not the eradication of the Autistics.