It is amazing that the media is never alarmed about autism, nor is there any criticism of the scientific/medical community's failure to know anything about the disorder--except that the out-of-control vaccine schedule doesn't cause it. The reporting from FOX13 in Salt Lake City is a perfect example of how the media covers autism.
Back on May 6, 2011, they ran the story, New study claims Autism in Utah has doubled..
The report contained information like this:
A new study about autism in Utah presents startling numbers about how many children have been diagnosed with the disorder.
The University of Utah study looked at children previously diagnosed in Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties. It found that one in 77 eight-year-olds in Utah have some form of autism. That's double the number in 2002, when it was calculated at one in 154.
"'We don't know what causes it, we don't know why,"'said Keri Brown, the mother of two autistic children. 'But I totally believe it.'. . .
"I knew that we were seeing more kids clinically," said Dr. Judith Pinborough-Zimmerman, the study's author. "So I was surprised to see the amount of change since 2002. Just in six years, the rate doubled."
"What causes ASD is unknown, and it now covers a wide range of issues. . . .
"The bigger numbers may also be partly because more parents are having their children tested and diagnosed. Parents are not surprised by the study's findings.
"'Even one in a hundred, what's it going to be in 2020 or 2030?' asked Laura Anderson, the mother of a 14-year-old boy with autism. 'It's time now to develop an air of tolerance, acceptance and realize these kids are part of our community, part of our families and part of our networks.'"
I'm not sure if Utah is willing to accept the masses of disabled children in their midst as these recent reports show.
February 22, 2012, Families of autistic children struggle to maintain heavy financial toll
"More and more children are being diagnosed with autism and many families can't afford it. Experts say, with the numbers the way they are, more families will be seeking social services
"'I hope everyone is paying attention to it, because as the rate increase it's going to be less and less likely that in some way everyone is not going to be impacted by autism -- either directly in your family, in your neighborhood, in your church community.'"
The Cost of Autism .
On the video we hear the news anchor saying, "The number of autistic children has doubled in Utah in the last five years."
The co-anchor added, "One child in 77 has the disorder but most insurance companies in the state don't provide coverage."
At the end of the story, the reporter mentioned that new changes in the diagnosis of autism could make it even harder for families to get help.
The mom back in story in May pointed out that if the numbers keep going up, we can only imagine what the future holds for Utah. I wonder if anyone at FOX13 has noticed that these stories are all about CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. Their needs are not being met. With a rate of one in every 77 children with autism, including one in every 49 boys in Utah, everyone should be demanding to know what's happening--especially the media. Sadly, they don’t. The story last May tried to downplay the disaster by telling us, "The bigger numbers may also be partly because more parents are having their children tested and diagnosed," as if parents' concerns are behind the dramatic rise.
With everyone mystified about autism--doctors, health officials, and the media, is it any wonder nothing is being done? All those who should be doing something to address this health care emergency seem paralyzed and helpless. Try to imagine how these same people are going to respond when tens of thousands of young adults with autism in every state in the U.S. start going on disability in never-before-seen numbers. Will those who've consistently failed our children for over two decades have any answers?
Stories like these are regularly seen in the media. They tell us about what’s coming and there’s a surreal feeling watching them. It’s as if we have no option but acceptance. We’re being programmed to surrender to autism, no questions asked. A disabled subclass of needy, neglected children is now the norm, and when they’re adults, we can only expect that the nightmare will get worse.