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Dachel Media Review: Kids Lost, Dying, Experts Still Dickering About Rates

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Oct 18, 2013, Babble: Why NYC Schools Aren't Equipped To Handle Kids with Autism

Oct 16, 2013, Washington Times: Autism rates rise in U.S., plateau in U.K.
 

Babble

 "I'm not even going to mince words here. I don't think the New York City Public School System is equipped to handle kids with autism...
 
"...But when it comes to kids with autism - I don't believe that the New York City Department of Education is prepared for the increase of kids diagnosed with autism. The DOE is supposed to be structured to provide an appropriate education however parents, educators and administrators often disagree on what is and isn't appropriate."
 
NYC schools can't handle ASD kids. What should we do?
How about asking where they're all coming from?

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Washington Times

"In a finding researchers are still trying to understand, autism rates in British children appear to have plateaued in the past decade, according to a new study released Wednesday.

"These findings differ from U.S. data, which estimate that the prevalence of the disorder is still rising in this country.

"The authors of the new study in BMJ Open, an "open-access" medical journal put out by an arm of the British Medical Association, said that it was possible that increased public awareness and expanded diagnoses for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) led to increased diagnoses in the 1990s that are now leveling off.

"But the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which some have argued is related to increased autism rates, 'was surely not the cause,' and "the actual cause remains in large part a mystery," wrote British pediatrician Brent Taylor, researcher Hershel Jick and systems analyst Dean MacLaughlin of the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program at Boston University School of Public Health....

"The causes of autism are not understood, and recent studies have found associations between childhood autism and multiple births, preterm births, low birthweights, maternal obesity, having a full sibling with autism and having older parents. A major debate continues about the relationship between vaccines and autism."
 
The numbers are up. The numbers haven't changed. The numbers are down. Take your pick. It's all just part of the mystery of autism. The only thing we know for sure is that VACCINES DON'T CAUSE AUTISM. THEY NEVER HAVE. THEY NEVER WILL.

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Comments

John Stone

My response to the journal about the Taylor paper has now been posted:

http://www.bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/10/e003219/reply#bmjopen_el_7418

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