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Posted on 03/27/2014 12:12:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler
One in 68 children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, US health authorities said Thursday.
The latest US data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the "proportion of children with autism and higher IQ (is) on the rise," said a CDC statement.
Previously, as many as one in 88 US children were known to have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a developmental disorder that recent research suggests may originate in the womb.
"This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an autism spectrum disorder," said the CDC. The findings were based on diagnoses of eight-year-olds at 11 US sites in 2010.
The prevalence of autism varied widely, from one in 175 children in Alabama to one in 45 children in New Jersey.
The data continued to show that autism is five times more common in boys than in girls. In the United States, one in 42 boys is diagnosed with autism, compared to one in 189 girls.
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I have friends with a low-functioning Autistic child, and it can be tough. It’s also manageable, so long as both parents accept that this is going to be a major part of their lives.
“...still hasn’t spoken one word (he babbles). He can carry a tune and sing it back - “in tune”...”
That is interesting. Does he have the classic symtoms of autism?
If 1 in 68 kids really has autism, then I’m a monkey’s uncle. I think this is a product of at least 2 factors: first, the ever-broadening of the definition of “autism” to include behaviors within the normal range of variation, and second, an increase in misdiagnoses, possibly brought on by pressure from schools or parents.
There could also be a legitimate increase due to environmental factors or something like that, but without controlling for the two things I mentioned, nobody can know if that is the case or not.
I still would look at the whole vaccination thing. I didn’t vaccinate, and neither did my daughter. Wouldn’t trust it for a minute.
I wonder if there is any correlation between the age of the mother and the occurrence of autism.
After all, women are waiting longer and longer to have kids.
“Wouldnt trust it for a minute.”
Sad for your children that you are gullible enough to believe crap you read on the Internet and let your children suffer risks of diseases totally curable.
“If 1 in 68 kids really has autism, then Im a monkeys uncle.”
Same here. If a child doesn’t sit still for hours on end like a brain dead zombie these pinheads claim their child has a problem and needs to be drugged.
“and second, an increase in misdiagnoses, possibly brought on by pressure from schools or parents”
Third, if you child is diagnosed with autism, you get social security benefits for that child.
150 years ago women regularly had kids in their 40’s. They had kids till the kids just stopped showing up.
Having kids in your 40’s is definitely not a new thing. Look up your own family tree if you don’t believe me. It was quite common, especially in rural families for women to have kids beginning in their mid/late teens every 18m-2y until they were in their mid 40’s.
Actually, they’ve found it’s more the age of the father, than the mother. Older dads tend to have a higher incident of autistic kids. But, your point about people waiting longer to have children remains valid.
While autism is real, the diagnosis increases are bull$hit. It ranks right up there with ADD, ADHD, and all that crap that is running rampant. The medical profession has joined the globull warming tactics to fatten up their wallets.
Yes, it is a major concern and thus far no answers which is very troubling, particularly concerning the billions of dollars we spend on research.
I keep thinking that it has to have something to do with all the shots we give babies now and additives in their formula and food - way more than when mine were small. Mine had only DPT and polio, drank raw milk and ate food which we grew on our farm. My prayers for you and for your little one as you try to find answers.
The increasing prevalence of autism quite confusing and worrying. You know what I predict, I would not be surprised if people become begin to think that perhaps 70% or more Generation X and younger people have somehow aquired chromosomal damage. Further studies make imply that older people, those now age 50 and over do not show this damage to the mitochondria of outer layer of the cell walls, nor do they (we) show an upsurge of DNA that science has never named or figured uses for. What may this lead to? More stem cell treatments, more cellular cloning from older ‘untainted’ human’s. Suddenly, it will become quite profitable just to be an old person in relatively good health. Laws will be written to allow people to sell their genetic material under a copyright. So much is possible today through the hard sciences, that we shouldn’t dismiss unusual ideas.
I don’t remember “autism” being an issue when I was in elementary school in the 60s. I remember there were “weird kids” (actually, I was one of them). And maybe I would have been considered “on the spectrum” today. I don’t know. My 4th grade teacher told my parents to be resigned to the fact that I was going to have a lopsided education, since I would not do things I was not interested in or saw the need for. I thought I was just a stubborn argumentative little s***.
I also don’t recall ADD or ADHD being an issue either. Yes, there were kids considered “hyper.” But I think that has more to do with the behavior that was expected of kids, and the consequences of not meeting those expectations.
But it seems to me there is something altogether different today.
There are two possibilities behind increased diagnoses, both of which probably apply to some extent.
More children are being diagnosed simply because disorders that were ignored in the past are now being recognized.
The financial and emotional advantages of having an autistic child are influencing those making the diagnosis.
He’s been diagnosed by a specialist, and diagnosed early - at one year old, so he’s has intervention and help all along. He was in the SoonerStart/Early Intervention program.
Have you read anything on nutrition / gut flora such as Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s research?
It was noticed before he had any interaction with vaccinations, so we know it had nothing to do with that.
it was 1 in 250 just a couple of years ago.
then 1 in 100.
now 1 in 68?!!
this is a SERIOUS problem
with this kind of progression, it could be 1 in 34 within the next 2 years.
1 in 17 within 5 yrs from now.
this is stunning
our four year old never said a peep until my wife frustrated and worried said to him ‘Johnny Cakes when are you going to talk’?
He said ‘I talking you’ clear as a bell, like he had been talking to her the whole time.
However I know your anxiety, I will say that music, music and more music, especially classical music even soft jazz to start not rock is something that I believe will help.
It has amazing effects on folks with profound Alzheimers.
You and your family will be in our prayers.
In our case, we saw clear developmental delays. Those are very measurable and comparable to the rest of the kids in the overall population. There was no question about it. And you can tell that he perceives things differently, besides the developmental delays.
The mother, in this case was 26. We are taking care of him as we’re the legal guardians.
“I still would look at the whole vaccination thing. I didnt vaccinate, and neither did my daughter. Wouldnt trust it for a minute”
I’m thinking much of the increase is due to perscription drugs being handed out like candy for things like “depression” to pregnant moms.
I’d believe one in two Congress members are autistic.
Ours was clearly identified and diagnosed with his condition of Autism before any significant amount of vaccinations. He’s now had all which are required for his school.
The increase is BS invented by public schools and the commie teachers union that runs them.
They get a big bucket a federal cash for every kid they can claim as ADHD etc etc.
Remove the extra funding and new cases will drop like a rock!
Ours was diagnosed without any thought of Social Security. And he doesn’t have it now. We can tell, very clearly that he has this condition, regardless of “Social Security”. Everything in society isn’t the result of one conspiracy or another ... :-)
BUT, if he’s qualified for that ... we may consider that now.
Disease creation has become an established industry.
I am by no means an expert but I believe the answer lies in our food and drugs/vaccines.
Heart disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease for example are new and are blamed on red meat and high saturated fat diets. Man has eaten red meat and a high fat diet for most of his evolution... so what has changed. Our red meat is injected with steroids and hormones and are corn or crap fed instead of grass fed. They are kept in animal factories instead of open ranges. This is true for all animals consumed nowadays. Vegetables are sprayed with chemicals. On top of that we now consume high carb manufactured “food” created by not only a chef but a chemist as well.
Western society is fat and riddled with heart disease because w have been told to eat a low fat high carb diet.
Carbs = sugar = blood sugar spiking = insulin = gaining weight and diabetes.
As for Autism I can only assume similar things are the culprit. Ultimately, I do not trust the people that make our food or the govt guideline makers regarding health. With the govt trying to regulate small farmers out and corner all the food production. I have read that the wheat we produce is not the same wheat we used 100 years ago. Its was modified to grow fast, is less nutritious, and when it hits water you get gluten which can be very bad for some people.
I do believe we are being poisoned and told to poison ourselves. I think the diet pushed on us for the last 50 or so years is proof of it.
In our case, it’s absolutely and clearly obvious. You might find out, if you talked to others like this - that it’s also clearly obvious, to them, too. Something is going on here - although I don’t know what.
Did you first suspect vision and hearing problems?
Anyone with an autistic child should try a lo/no carb diet....there is research that says it really does help many...NOT all....but, many
Are you sick to death of the ads for "NON 24" yet???? (I am)
atkins is low carb but if you look at a atkins bar ingredients you would have to be a chemist to read it.
If it looks like it was made in a factory don't eat it.
EAT REAL FOOD NOT PROCESSED CRAP.
My five year old grandson has spina bifida and autism. His Mom and I have worked with him intensively, particularly while helping him with his medical procedures. Until this year, all he could do was sing. We taught him new songs constantly. He learned the verses quickly, remembered them, and sang in tune. He has realized that his singing is the bridge to speaking, which he wants to do very much. He struggles to get his point across, and sometimes invents his own expressions. For example, he had been here daily, having a wonderful time playing with Grandpa with a garden hose. Grandpa took a trip for a week, and our little guy missed him and came up with, “Why not Grandpa?”
He’s a creature of habit, so we mix it up a lot. If he expects me to select the song, I’ll tell him it’s his turn. He works very hard to convey the song he has in mind.
He has been in a developmental pre-school for three years, and is in a mixed kindergarten/first grade in the public school.
He can tell us his needs and choices. He can say I love you or thank you
in appropriate circumstances. He has an Alphie robot toy that helps with vocabulary, and gives him positive reinforcement if he answers questions correctly. The school is ordering him a communications board that will help him express himself. Years of constant effort are paying off. Keep at it!
Yes, children who are disabled do get SS benefits.
I won’t hold it against you for collecting SS benefits for your child. IMO, if it’s made available by law, you should get it. The system is going to crash regardless.
YES....I should have specified a book, also....”GRAIN BRAIN” by Dr. Perlmutter for those interested in the problems with “grains.”
It’s always the simplest answer...
Follow the money...
Maybe she read the warning label inserts that come with the vaccines listing all the possible side effects and didn't want to take the chance. Have you ever read the vaccine warning labels or are you gullible enough to pump your kid full of a substance you had know idea what it contained or how your kid would react to?
It is my understanding they are giving autism diagnosis to children who were once labeled with aspergers. Many of these children are simply a little socially awkward. Medecine seems want to label all kids whom they feel do not fall within perceived norms. It is an excuse to drug them up.
“Ours was clearly identified and diagnosed with his condition of Autism before any significant amount of vaccinations”
That, I would believe. Autism, real autism, is diagnosed early on. Autism is a tough condition to deal with and is an ever changing condition throughout the child’s life. Some things work sometimes but then not at others.
Water has warning labels, but I doubt you’d go without it.
I think there is some research showing a link between autism and age of the father at conception.
>>This is becoming a major, major concern. It’s puzzling as to what is going on. We’ve got a three-year old (almost 4) on the spectrum. He’s considered “high functioning”. He still hasn’t spoken one word (he babbles). He can carry a tune and sing it back - “in tune”, though.
I couldn’t speak until I was 4. I took one of those “Does your child have autism” tests with my mother a few years ago and discovered that I was at a high risk for being “on the spectrum” (based on her memories of me at age 4) and still am, I guess.
But, no one hung that label on me when I was a child so I adjusted to what I thought were just eccentricities.
Autism is very real, but “the spectrum” is baloney!
>>1 in 17 within 5 yrs from now.
Thanks to smartphones, almost everyone under the age of 30 is now functionally autistic, and quite a few over 30 too!
Thanks for your comments. At first there was some discouragement (not from me, but others). I saw that he was physically healthy and had a nice disposition and I take things in stride, anyway.
But, everyone has gotten over the discouragement and we’re just keeping on track and doing what we can, while also letting him develop as he will, at his own pace. We’re not going to make him feel paranoid about “not doing some things”. He’ll get there when he wants to.
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