When Michael Borr’s son, who is now 23 years old, was diagnosed with autism in the early 1990s, the prevalence of the developmental disorder was around 1 in 10,000 children, he says. Now it’s 1 in 88.
“I used to say the tsunami’s coming,” said Borr, chairman of Waltham-based Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts. “The tsunami’s not coming. It’s here.”