This paper is likely to cause quite an uproar. Read the full paper at the link below. This group has taken on the notion of an autism epidemic. While some of their points about the morph'ing of definitions over time are fair (current behavioral checklist guidelines stink), they ignore the fact that are many children out there who are unable to keep up with 'regular' activities of childhood language and social interaction.
Today many children are being mis- or over-diagnosed, but many do have neurologic issues, and they need specific interventions for their particular problems.
Three Reasons Not to Believe in an Autism Epidemic