Skip to comments.Autism Diagnoses Surge by 30 Percent in Kids, CDC Reports
Posted on 03/27/2014 12:44:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
e latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did the survey, says the numbers almost certainly reflect more awareness and diagnosis of kids who would have been missed in years past. The new estimate for 2010 was a jump from one in 88 children in 2008, the last year for which numbers had been available.
The number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, the agencys Dr. Coleen Boyle told reporters.
But the CDC noted that the numbers vary greatly from state to state, and it did not use a nationally representative sample, but a look at groups of children in 11 states.
The number of children identified with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) ranged from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey, CDC says in its report, based on a survey taken in 2010. The numbers from 2008 were first reported in 2012.
This would work out to about 1.2 million children under 18, Boyle says.
Dr. Max Wiznitzer, a child neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital in Cleveland, who was not involved in the study, said he believed the numbers, but thought they reflected a rise in diagnosis, not "the true prevalence of autism."
I'm not convinced that the true numbers of autism are rising, rising, rising every time we survey them, Wiznitzer told NBC News in an interview.
Over time, more children are being identified, agreed Dr. Lisa Shulman, a specialist in autism at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York.
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More government mischief. Part of the $1 TRILLION Dept of HHS. Nuke it.
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Do parents and schools receive extra money for kids with autism? If so, we’ve found our answer...
We should identify the autistic kids that are savants and show them the data. Maybe they could find the cause. Sort of like Rainman.
No firearms later in life for these little kiddies!! How convenient.....
As I said on the other tread.....MANY diagnosed with “autism” can be helped/cured with a change in diet....no wheat/gluten..
Well maybe it’s because they see who’s POTUS and they retreat into their own world.
No. The liberals wanted to create a super smart race of people who can be exploited for profit that can be herded like sheeple with no resistance. They doped the population with genetic enhancing additives in fifferent good products and drinks so they can prouce a race of hybrid freaks with super powers. You know like in the Avengers and X-Men. This is completely possible in the mind of a liberal and would be “cool”..../s
Look to our diets. We eat crap in this country. Even our “health food” is just a marketing gimmick.
Maybe you find autism funny, I don’t.
Who knew Jenny McCarthy was a FReeper?
Dems 'reward' their side with cash (from the public coffers) and perverse incentives (from hell), and good press of the pity party type.
This little scam rewards several dem victim groups: teachers, educators, parents who collect from the government and want MORE stuff... and as a bonus, it rewards 'researchers' who probably are as competent as their 'the world's going to end' hysterics of the global warming type.
I wish it helped, my grandson has been gluten and dairy free for over a year and we spend a small fortune on supplements with very little improvement.
I’m sorry you have to experience an autistic child. My wife works with autistic children and consider them a blessing to be around. But she can go home at the end of the day.
You don’t have a clue what you are even talking about.
I’m not sorry I have to experience a child with autism. We love him very much and he brings much joy to us. I’m only sorry there are o many idiots in the world that don’t have a friggin clue what they are talking about.