15 Deliberately Wasted Years - Revisiting "Autism in the United States: a Perspective"
Autism Rates Increase. 1 in 22 Boys in New Jersey.

Autism Increase Barely Registers in Public Eye

IncreaseBy Anne Dachel

How fitting that the people who run the ever-expanding vaccine schedule (the one rife with charges of fraud, collusion and cover-up) also get to keep track of the autism numbers.

The rate is up again, but there’s no need to worry. It’s just more of the “better diagnosing” that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been famous for, for the last twenty years.

Notice the piece below by Ari Ne’eman in which he is adamant: THERE IS NO EPIDEMIC. It’s all just better recognition of a disorder that’s always affected a significant number of people.

The only malfeasance here is society’s failure to something about all the autism plaguing adults. We’ve ignored them for far too long. It’s time to right that wrong and find the undiagnosed/misdiagnosed in the adult population, according to Ne’eman.

Good luck with that. They tried it in Britain in 2011. Using survey questions, researchers surmised that autism affects adults at the same rate as children. Finding middle aged adults who would rather stay home and read a book than go to a party was supposed to be equivalent to masses of hand—flapping, head—banging, non—verbal six-year-olds.

April 28, 2018, Vox: The CDC just announced 1 in 59 children are autistic. Here’s why that’s not evidence of an epidemic. By Ari Ne'eman

Especially within minority groups, parents and doctors are getting better at identifying the condition.

The Centers for Disease Control this week released the latest autism prevalence numbers, which suggest that approximately 1 in 59 children are autistic. …

There is no autism epidemic, however. The numbers are likely changing due to improved diagnosis and services, more inclusive diagnostic criteria and reduced stigma rather than a change in the actual number of autistic people. …

The idea that autism represents a recent and unprecedented phenomenon is an article of faith among those parents who continue to believe that autism is caused by vaccines, despite a wealth of scientific evidence debunking the idea. Just as science has debunked the vaccine causation hypothesis, it also casts strong doubt that any autism “epidemic” exists.

Grasping that the numbers represent better identification of a population that has always existed should lead to important policy shifts. Rather than searching for the cause of a non-existent surge in the condition, we can focus on the needs of autistic people as a population long misidentified, or not identified at all….

And if the rate of autism has long been stable, policymakers and funders should rethink the public response to autism. If rates are increasing, it follows that there are fewer autistic adults, relative to autistic children; if rates are not increasing, then adults are underdiagnosed. It’s the latter that’s likely to be true. Yet only about 2 percent of autism research funding goes towards the needs of adults.

This pretense goes on because it has to. Our health officials have to maintain the myth that nothing is different in kids today. The alternative is a massive cover-up of man-made damage affecting now an entire generation of children and making inroads on a second one.

PBS, a trusted media source, is in agreement.

April 27, 2018, PBS: The autism rate is on the rise, CDC says. Here’s what that actually means

This finding indicates the prevalence of autism is slightly higher than previously thought, but does it mean autism is becoming more common? Here is what you need to know….

The new rate, in context: The latest figure from the network represents a small — less than a quarter of a percentage point — increase compared to the autism rate released in 2016 (one in 68). CDC officials partially attribute this rise to improved surveillance and diagnosis in minority communities.

Socioeconomic factors into whether or not a child will receive access to autism screening, and prior research has found white and Asian children are more likely to be diagnosed than black and Hispanic kids. In 2012, the ADDM survey detected 20 percent more cases of autism in white versus black children. Compared to Latino children, the gap was even larger, at 50 percent….

But if it’s the case that the rate grew only because of better diagnosis, that would mean that autism spectrum disorder isn’t becoming more common among American children. Doctors are just better at spotting it.

PBS predicts that probably every state has New Jersey’s rate.

Why it matters: There is huge room for improvement when it comes to diagnosing autism. Based on the latest survey, doctors had noted developmental concerns early on with 85 percent of the children with autism, typically by age 3. But physicians only referred them for specialized evaluation 42 percent of the time. The autism rate also varied dramatically by region, with New Jersey reporting a prevalence that is twice what is found in Arkansas.

Until screening becomes level across the nation, it will be difficult to fully determine the degree to which regional, environmental and socioeconomic factors contribute to autism. …

Even in New Jersey, where it’s one in every 34 children, one in every 22 boys, there is denial.

NJ expert Dr. Walter Zaharodny who worked on the state numbers can be found saying the increase is real and not real.

IT’S A REAL INCREASE:

April 26, 2018, NJ.com: Autism rates continue to skyrocket, N.J. leads nation in latest study

Walter Zahorodny, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who led New Jersey's portion of the study, said even though New Jersey may be more aggressive in diagnosing autism, he doesn't believe that alone can explain the rising trend.

Autism in New Jersey has climbed roughly 200 percent since 2000, Zahorodny noted, adding that he believes that increase is far too dramatic to attribute solely to better diagnostic techniques, especially since rates are going up across the country.

"That's similar to what they find in all other states ... It all points to some factor that is causing autism rates to increase," Zahorodny said, adding that he believes it must be due to some "unknown, environmental factors."

IT’S NOT A REAL INCREASE:

April 27, 2018, New Jersey Patch: Big Jump In NJ's Autism Rates: Now Among Highest In America

Researchers caution that high rates don't necessarily mean more children with autism live in New Jersey. Instead, the data could mean that children with autism are more likely to be diagnosed if they live here, but there's not enough information to know for sure.

"Other states could be underestimating the rate of autism," Walter Zahorodny, an associate professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the lead investigator on the study, said.

Google News does have sources speculating that the increase is real, like Thomas Frazier, chief science officer for Autism Speaks, who points to older parents and saving preemies who used to die as the cause of the increase.

The rest of the media is losing no time telling us that all is well and diagnosing is getting even better. That must mean that no matter how bad the numbers eventually get, officials will never be worried.

April 28, 2018, St. Louis (MO) Post Dispatch: Autism on the rise again: 1 in 59 children in St. Louis is diagnosed by age 8

Doctors said the recent rise in the autism rate reflected continued improvements in identifying the disorder, particularly among black and Hispanic children. The CDC campaign “Learn the Signs, Act Early,” which launched in 2004, could also be a factor.

“There’s no such thing as an autism number, there’s no test that you run, so this is clinicians’ applying their judgment to who is impaired by this condition,” said Dr. John Constantino of Washington University, one of the authors of the CDC report.

Constantino said that when today’s definition of autism is applied to populations of children studied in the 1960s, the true rate of the disorder is virtually unchanged.

“It’s just that we were either missing it and not aware of it, or not diagnosing it, or for many cases diagnosing it as intellectual disability,” he said.

April 28, 2018, Georgia Sun: CDC: 1 in 59 children are on the autism spectrum

…Some of the change in prevalence could be due to improved identification of autism in minority populations, the CDC said.

… “The higher number of black and Hispanic children now being identified with autism could be due to more effective outreach in minority communities and increased efforts to have all children screened for autism so they can get the services they need.” …

“We have seen non-white children get diagnosed at much lower frequency,’’ said Chris Gunter, associate professor of pediatrics and human genetics at Emory School of Medicine and director of communications operations at Marcus Autism Center. So the new data show that “kids who need services are getting them more often,’’ she said….

 “There’s not an epidemic of autism,’’ she said. “Autism is not spreading. We’re still grappling with the changes in diagnostic criteria in the last decade, as well as seeing how kids change over time.”

April 28, 2018, Coeur D’Alene (ID) Press: A blueprint for the future: Columbia holds first ever Autism Speaks Walk

The increase could be due to better identification in minority populations, according to the report, although these populations have fewer diagnoses compared to white populations.

April 29, 2018, Atlanta Black Star: More Kids Are Being Diagnosed with Autism as Testing Increases In Minority Children

The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it’s only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. …

That increased recognition in minority kids is likely a big reason for the overall increase, CDC researchers said.

April 29, 2018, Fox News, Springfield, IL: Increase in Autism diagnosis causes concern for parents

…There's some debate whether more children actually have autism, or if the numbers have increased because we are now able to better detect it. …

April 30, 2018, Newburgh (IL) Gazette: Autism prevalence increases: 1 in 59 United States children Newburgh Gazette

…The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. …

That number is significantly higher in Minnesota, where one in 42 children has autism. …

April 30, 2018, Press of Atlantic City: As autism's prevalence rises, understanding its symptoms is key

Nina Radcliff, MD:…Researchers attribute most of this increase to changes in how the prevalence is measured, increased awareness of the condition and shifts in the criteria for diagnosing autism.

All those in denial have to be very scared. The day is fast approaching when the children with full-blown autism will be adults. How will society react to this high—need population that simply isn’t here now at any level similar to what’s coming? I can’t imagine. We’ve pretended that autism is just a difference in people that we weren’t really aware of previously for so long, I’m sure reality will hit right between the eyes.

 

 

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Greg

So Ari Ne'man argues that there is a large, missed horde of adult autistics, in asserting that autism is not really increasing.  I quote him thusly....


These studies have shown a consistent range of autism prevalence across different populations, researchers, and countries. Conducted both in the United States and in other developed countries, this research has found that there exists a large undiagnosed autistic population, particularly among older adults (who grew up before the modern understanding of autism), and among underserved groups

Yet, did anyone happen to review those two linked studies.  The first is the 2014-2016 ADDM survey that examined autism rates for 3 to 17 years old.  The next is the 2011 South Korean study that looked into autism rates for 7 to 12 years old. Now how the hell do these studies from a few years back that examined autism rates in KIDS in any way, shape, or form support Ne'eman contention?! I could shake my head and say one cannot make up this crap, but -- obviously-- Ne'eman has! 

Barry

I do NOT remember 1 in 5 kids with some kind of mental illness as kids have now, 1 in 5 High School kids with ADHD, 1 in 5 with Dyslexia, 1 in 22 boys with Autism, 1 in 34 kids with Autism in NJ alone, 1 in 20 with Seizures, 1 in 20 with Diabetes, 1 in 12 with serious Food allergies-tell me please WHO are our healthy children?? It is profoundly sad that ALL of these conditions are a result of shooting our innocent children with Neurotoxic aluminum, thimerosal/Mercury, cancer-promoting Formaldehyde, deadly peanut oils, cell DNA from abortions, Ether, Msg and Many animal cells to improve the children's Health! How Healthy is this tragedy of our permanently injured kids??

*********

Unfortunately, the health care system isn't really about health care... it's about $ickne$$ care. And in my opinion, vaccines are the tool that's been used to create all that $ickne$$.

It's diabolical for sure. But it's also pretty obvious, for anyone who allows themself to stop and think it through.


pharmster

One of the biggest lies ever told is that Autism is a gift and just being different.

In a recent study they found 66% of people with high-functioning Autism are suicidal. Must be a wonderful gift. Do not tell me this is just because of society that does not understand them.

Many have epilepsy or schizophrenia.

They are not just different. They have a sick brain. It is not just Autism. We are becoming a society of sick brains and the best the media and psychologists can do is to whitewash it. To redefne it. To cover it up. To try to find something positive in it. To encourage passive acceptance. To encourage ignorance.

The media, the mental health field, the government. They are all part of this giant crime. Due to ignorance, due to negligence, due to corruption, who knows?

Shelley Tzorfas

I do NOT remember 1 in 5 kids with some kind of mental illness as kids have now, 1 in 5 High School kids with ADHD, 1 in 5 with Dyslexia, 1 in 22 boys with Autism, 1 in 34 kids with Autism in NJ alone, 1 in 20 with Seizures, 1 in 20 with Diabetes, 1 in 12 with serious Food allergies-tell me please WHO are our healthy children?? It is profoundly sad that ALL of these conditions are a result of shooting our innocent children with Neurotoxic aluminum, thimerosal/Mercury, cancer-promoting Formaldehyde, deadly peanut oils, cell DNA from abortions, Ether, Msg and Many animal cells to improve the children's Health! How Healthy is this tragedy of our permanently injured kids??

Autism Investigated

We're not focusing on the cause of autism enough, that's why.

Peggy Jaeger

I wonder..of ALL the news media people,.are there more than 59 children born to the whole population of news folk..? Or more than 42..?? Or more than...36..???? Did they or did they Not...vaccinate their children..? Did anynof them or their mates serve in the military and receive many vaccines..? Did none of those category have any health problems after those basic shots... ? Or are they ALL waiting to be be discovered by a newly aware physician..? They've GOT to be there...the brain damaged among them...? There seems to be a Huge silence in then press corps.....about their Own children and military adults. Maybe none of their. Hildren developed ADD/ADHD, or diabetes, or food ..allergies....etc. Something's missing from that population.....imo.

Barry

IT’S NOT A REAL INCREASE:

April 27, 2018, New Jersey Patch: Big Jump In NJ's Autism Rates: Now Among Highest In America

Researchers caution that high rates don't necessarily mean more children with autism live in New Jersey. Instead, the data could mean that children with autism are more likely to be diagnosed if they live here, but there's not enough information to know for sure.

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If they were really looking for answers, they'd be desperately trying to explain whats going on. Not desperately trying to explain it all away.

The suggest that the increase is not real, is beyond stupidity.

One quick way to know if it's real or not, is to apply the diagnostic criteria that doctors were using back in 1980. If the incidence suddenly drops back to 1 in 10,000, then presto... problem solved. We no longer have an autism epidemic.

In the words of of Wayne Campbell " "yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKociU8t_Q

Anne McElroy Dachel

LindaL:

I also am a substitute teacher...K-12. I see the damage everywhere, every single day.
The kids with a modified curriculum, the kids who rock, the kids that can't stop talking.

It's the norm.

A.D.

LindaL

If you think the media is glossing over the autism epidemic, you should visit a school. I am a substitute teacher who went with a fifth grade class to an autism awareness presentation last week where the children were told with a smile that autism is a fantastic gift.

Hans Litten

For Grace Green (more aluminium) :

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/05/01/study-shows-where-almost-100-percent-of-aluminum-from-vaccines-accumulates-in-the-human-body/

Study Shows Where ‘Almost’ 100 Percent of Aluminum From Vaccines Could Go Inside A Baby’s Body
World Mercury ProjectMay 1, 2018

https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/05/aluminum-adjuvants-impair-social-behavior.html

These correlations satisfied eight out of nine Hill criteria for causality. Experimental studies have demonstrated a range of behavioral abnormalities in young mice after postnatal exposure to aluminium. To build on the team’s previous work, the current study investigates the effect of aluminium adjuvants on social behavior in mice. Anomalies in social interaction are a key characteristic of those with ASD.
…almost 100% of the intramuscularly injected aluminum (as in vaccine adjuvants) is absorbed into the systemic circulation and travels to different sites in the body such as the brain, joints and the spleen where it accumulates and is retained for years post-vaccination.

NH

As I was shaking my head, reading this article reconfirming the denial out there...
a notification from a new World Mercury Project popped up from youtube:

Autism Epidemic: 1 in 59 Children - CDC Remains Paralyzed

It is less than two mins, possibly brief and simplistic enough for the the unaware, (I'll leave it at that)
to receive a glimpse of the rapid growth of autism in the opening graph (Still takes my breath away)
with a wrap up for a call to remove Autism oversight from the CDC.

I am sharing....with hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW5ML2vNUrM&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=7mtIkS7556DWJaKw-6

susan welch

It is almost as if the entire media has been given the same script: 'nothing to worry about here; no real increase; better diagnosis'

The sad thing is, people are happy to believe it.

Hans Litten

The situation is worse than you can ever imagine :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Burk

After retiring from the NCI in 1974, Dean Burk remained active. He devoted himself to his opposition to water fluoridation.[6][7] According to Burk "fluoridation is a form of public mass murder."[8] Dean Burk argued on Dutch television against a water fluoridation proposal which was before the Dutch Parliament in the Netherlands.[8] He also was an avid supporter of laetrile; a cancer treatment now regarded by the medical establishment as ineffective and potentially dangerous.[9]

Carol

When McDonald and Paul of the EPA analyzed data sets from California, Denmark and Japan for increases in autistic disorder (concentrating on the severest, most recognizable cases of autism), they found exponential increases in Denmark and California beginning in 1987. No changepoint year could be calculated for Japan, but a continual increase is noted:
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/057c/fe11ee64d757e1a7288ef211b477613f012d.pdf

Japan has a tiny minority population. Denmark's is also small, especially as compared to California and the US. If we attribute the increase in autism in the US to better diagnosis among minorities, we'll have to find different explanations for the increases in Japan and Denmark.

Does acceptance of neurodiversity mean that we have to abandon principles of logic? I'd like to keep Occam's Razor.

Reader

Ne'eman is nothing more than a useful idiot, apostrophe and all.

Jill

So the doctors of 20 years ago, 30 years ago, 40 years ago (etc..) were really not very smart because they "missed" all these kids? They didn't just "miss" a few kids, they missed thousands and thousands of kids? Doctors of today are just geniuses!!!! (or maybe they took a few more math classes and are better at counting....?) When do we get to critical mass? Unbelievable. The shell game continues. What is it going to take?

bob moffit

"We’ve pretended that autism is just a difference in people that we weren’t really aware of previously for so long, I’m sure reality will hit right between the eyes."

If we use history as our guide .. when "reality hits" it will NOT be BETWEEN the eyes .. it will hit where it has always hit .. RIGHT IN EYES DELIBERATELY CLOSED FOR DECADES.

As a wise old proverb states:

"There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know."


Angus Files

Move on folks just better diagnosis..thats why health care cots are rising per head at twice the rate of wage's... Social care increases are of the scale.School education for disabled of the scale. -better diagnosis!! more like, better shut up money!!

Health insurance premiums to rise by twice as much as wages
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-25/health-insurance-premiums-to-rise-4pc/9360936

Health insurance premiums will rise by almost $150 per year for most families this year.


Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has given his approval for private health insurers to lift their premiums by an average of 3.95 per cent from April 1.

Last year's premium increase was 4.84 per cent.

Pharma For Prison

MMR RIP

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