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Debate has raged for years about why there has been explosion in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders but an indisputable fact is hundreds of thousands of those special needs kids will be looking for a job in the next decade.

Since relatively uniform monitoring was introduced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2000, the number of children with ASD conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder has grown by about 120 percent. One in 150 American kids was estimated to be on the spectrum in 2002. By 2010 it was one in 68.  Similar increases have been detected in many other countries.


Thanks for glancing at the site. Here’s the short story: I’m an Australian writer and journalist based in New York.

In a professional capacity I currently write, predominately, about film and music and the people involved in the arts but in the past I’ve been a business and finance writer and editor, covered sports around the world and reported on politics and major news events. I’m also engaged in writing non-fiction books and have worked extensively as a scriptwriter and consultant, especially in children’s film.