For those who do not know, screeners for autism discovered a high occurrence of autism among its younger children.
I would like to know if I have reached anyone autistic from New Jersey, and ask them a few questions about the place.
Namely: Is there anything where you live that benefits you, and possibly other autistic people?
See, the thing is, people gather where it benefits them. In southern California, for example, I saw large Latinx populations near Catholic points of interest, like churches and Catholic run schools. My best friend at the time lived close to Mater Dei High School, so I could observe this firsthand.
So how does this relate to New Jersey and its autism rate?
My theory is, undiagnosed autistic people unknowingly gathered in New Jersey for its benefits. They had autistic children, and there is now a bunch of them.
Remember, it is only recently that autism has even been diagnosed properly across the board.
In case you don’t know, I’ve never been to New Jersey. I would need to go there, or get firsthand information, to see if this is true.
I’m just curious.