During the last decades ago, as autism became an ever—increasing diagnosis, taking giant steps in the rate every two years or so, people wanted to know where it was coming from. Experts didn’t have a clue, but they did have guesses and lots of dead—end studies to support them. The two most often cited were BETTER DIAGNOSING, and GENETICS, although either one made any sense.
First of all, IF all the children with autism were nothing new, then we should have been able to find comparable rates among all ages of adults, and no one has ever done that.
Second, a dramatic change in genetics in a generation or two is simply impossible.
Never mind. The only task for the medical community and health officials was to pretend NOTHING WAS WRONG. The fact that 30 percent of parents reported that their child was normal and then dramatically lost learned skills and regressed into autism was never a concern.
To further muddy the waters, lots of time, money and expertise was spent making meaningless associations between autism and bad parents—especially BAD MOMS (very similar to the old “refrigerator mom” theory): old moms, moms who marry old dads, fat moms, drinking moms, moms on anti-depressants, smoking moms, moms who have babies too close together, moms who have preemies, pregnant moms who don’t get enough vitamin D, and moms who live too close to freeways.
MOST OF ALL, experts were out to kill the claim that vaccines were the cause. Endless dollars went into disproving any link between our ever—expanding vaccine schedule and the development of autism.
And it worked. Today, if a child loses the ability to talk or interact after previously meeting every milestone, resulting in an autism diagnosing—it’s just what happens. It’s all so confusing. It’s why we use a puzzle piece. Autism will remain a mystery.
Simple truth: No official knows anything for sure about autism. We don’t even have new official rate. AND NO MATTER WHAT THE RATE, no one in charge will ever admit that an increase means that more kids have autism.
SO is it one in 36 CHILDREN? http://www.ageofautism.com/2017/12/autism-1-in-36-asd-rate-set-a-new-record-high-in-2016.html
Or is it one in 68 CHILDREN, as unconcerned reporters blithely tell us every day?
Or is it one in 45 CHILDREN, as we were told by officials in 2014?
Or is it one in 38 CHILDREN, as Autism Speaks found in their Korean study in 2011?
IT DOESN’T MATTER. Numbers will NEVER MATTER when it comes to autism. There will ALWAYS be some explanation. There has to be because IF all the kids with autism are a new phenomenon, then we would have to do something. We would have move mountains to STOP IT. No one in authority wants to look at autism like this, so we do nothing.
NOW THE NEWEST EPIDEMIC