Skip to comments.Autism cases rise by 23% from ’06 to ’08: CDC report
Posted on 04/02/2012 4:56:37 AM PDT by dangus
According to latest figures, nearly one in 88 U.S. children have autism spectrum disorders. The report further urges national attention on the need for earlier diagnosis and treatment, especially in rural and minority communities.
Figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a 23% increase in autism spectrum cases from 2006 to 2008, and 78% increase since 2002. The largest increases in autism prevalence were found among black and Hispanic children, who have lagged behind whites in previous counts. Numbers are higher for boys, with one in 54 8-year-olds now considered to have autism, Asperger's or a related condition, though no one knows why the condition is five times more likely to affect boys than girls. The CDC has a surveillance network around the country that has counted 8-year-olds on the autism spectrum every two years. The new numbers are based on tallies from 14 sites.
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Liberal trickery with statistics. They fiddle with numbers to justify increased expenditures.
My theory? Soy in the formula. It’s a neurotoxin.
There is mercury in most vaccines, don’t kid yourself.
Autism spectrum disorder is the new ADHD.
Are you asserting that the tiny traces of mercury still found in some vaccines is still plenty to cause just as much neurological damage, despite being in such greatly reduced amounts, OR that there’s a massive conspiracy among governments, reporters and manufacturers to continue putting just as much mercury in the vaccines despite claims to the contrary?
Forty years ago, an autistic child was so handicapped he was unreachable...totally disconnected from the world around him.
These kids might have some symptoms of autism, but they are not autistic IMHO.
Another friend has a grandchild who has been diagnosed as autistic....because he doesn't look you in the eye when he talks to you. The kid is just plain shy...but with people he loves and trusts...he's just fine. He's quite normal and gets along fine with other kids. The school wants him to go through some kind of therapy. Of course these therapists make good money.
Actually, autism *is* medically related to ADHD/ADD, and I have ADD (not ADHD), so I have reason to be concerned.
(I am currently dealing with ADD without using prescription drugs, but I can certainly feel the effects of the drugs: my brain does what I tell it to do. What a lot of people don’t realize about ADD drugs is that they are the same drugs most people use to BECOME over-excited: amphetamines. The fact that there is an opposite reaction in ADD patients means that there is definitely something real there.)
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. For a diagnosis to be made, symptoms must become apparent before a child is three years old.
I watched my kids grow with the critical eye of an outspoken father, unafraid to speak publically and meet strangers.
I watched other kids as I watched mine and did my own compare and contrast.
I've concluded (no, I'm not a doc of any kind nor do I play one on TV ... and I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn last night neither), you can't diagnose much of any long term, later in life attributes at an early age.
AAMOF, I'm angered at the mama's who say "Oh, he doesn't like peas" because Johnny mooshed them up in his mouth at 6 months and squeezed them out like a pimple ... just havin' fun with peas.
And if it is truly impaired social interaction and communication, every democrat is autistic and should be voted out .... before the island tips over on the flag we planted on Mars.
Autism is not necessarily bad. Many math/science types display some autistic symptoms. Bill Gates also exhibits some. How’d it work out for him?
Autism is the newest fad diagnosis. Had a Dr suggest my 12-year old granddaughter had autism. Having observed her, it became obvious that he was being lazy. Absolutely no evidence.
In some ways, this is like Global Warming -- what is the "correct" temperature of the Earth? I dunno, but the experts tell me that it is always too hot or too cold: it's unnatural, so there must be a problem.
Does your kid run around and talk to everyone? That's unnatural -- must be ADHD.
Does your kid sit silently and ignore others? That's unnatural -- must be Autism.
Whatever the case may be, clearly government intervention is called for.
Must qualify my #14 post by clarifying that I meant those on the extremes of the Autism spectrum. I don’t think full blown Autism is good or wish it on anyone.
Autism is hereditary.
It can be related to inability to properly digest wheat products and or milk products.
For those who cannot handle milk products properly, soy is the alternative. But soy tends to reduce male hormones and causes other problems.
Soy is much much more common in our diet today, because it is one of the least expensive oils. I am not a tree hugger. We farm. But I have reservations about GMO crops. You cannot argue the efficiency of production, but it may be opening Pandora’s box with health risks.
Forty years ago everywhere I went there were kids, and oly kids, I might add.
Plus, we often visited extended family and we went to school with lots of keds with big families.
I never saw nor knew of kids with the behaviors of the keds I see now. I can count sis keds off the bat of close relatives, neighbors and acquaintences who have serious behavior problems associated with autism.
It is new and it is epidemic.