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President Obama: Fire The Deniers! CDC Reports 1 in 68 Autism Rate

Autism Organizations Demand CDC Accountability Following Autism Rate Rise to 1 in 68

CdclogoIn response to the new CDC autism prevalence rate, several organizations  FireTheDeniers   concerned with the skyrocketing rate of autism put together this letter demanding accountability from the federal government for their response to the autism epidemic. This coalition of concerned organizations invites other organizations to join this effort by adding their names to the signature line.

If interested in adding your organization, please contact Rebecca Estepp at: You can contact the White House using this link.

The CDC press release follows the letter below:

March 27, 2013

CDC: 2.4% of American 12 Year Old Boys Have an Autism Diagnosis

President Obama: Fire the CDC and NIH Autism Epidemic Deniers Immediately

Dear President Obama,

Fire the deniers!  Fire the federal employees who deny the existence of an autism epidemic.
An American child is diagnosed with Autism every 8 minutes – a rate that continues to rise.  President Obama, you need to remove the federal autism leadership at NIH and the CDC.  Until leadership at NIH and CDC realizes that it is impossible to have a genetic epidemic in one generation, there will not be a proper emphasis on environmental research and subsequent treatments.

Your Federal autism team is at best, misleading you (and the country) and at worst, outright lying.  Please consider appointing a special prosecutor to investigate their malfeasance.  
The undersigned Autism advocacy organizations request that you immediately send a clear message and fire the three federal employees who have made a career of denying the autism epidemic:  CDC’s Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp and Dr. Coleen Boyle as well as NIHM’s Dr. Thomas Insel.  

Yeargin-allsoppIn 1981, Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp joined the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The autism rate then was 1 in 10,000. Under her watch, the rate of autism prevalence has gone from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68 --- increasing 14,700% while Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp has been counting.  Despite this precipitous rise, she can’t be sure if it’s a real increase.   For the past twenty years the increase has been attributed to changes in diagnostic definition and better case finding by the CDC despite the lack of data to confirm those comforting suppositions. Even worse the CDC has never conducted, or ever even proposed doing, the basic epidemiology that could determine definitively the extent of the increase.  (1) Rice CE, et al., Evaluating Changes in the Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (2012),, at 12.

While Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp should have been sounding the alarm for the past 20 years, instead the best she can say is “a true increase cannot be ruled out". (1)   Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp also counts the autism rate unbelievably slowly. Using 21st century technology, the CDC can find tainted eggs, spinach or cantaloupes within a matter of hours or days. How is it acceptable for the autism rate to be counted at age eight with a four-year time lag to process the data her agency collects?  It takes twelve years for her to come up with a current autism rate, which is simply unacceptable. Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp is not up to the job of supervising the autism count honestly. We demand that you fire or reassign her to a position where she can do less harm.  

Coleen boyleDr. Coleen Boyle has been with the CDC since 1984 and has been running the National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities (NCBDD) since 2004.  As is the case with Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp’s tenure, during Dr. Boyle’s employment the autism rate has increased 14,700%.  In the 1980’s, Dr. Boyle was a leader in the federal government’s effort to protect Monsanto and Dow Chemical from potential culpability in the Agent Orange health crisis.  Today, NCBDD is the main government agency charged with denying the autism epidemic and Dr. Boyle is a leader in the effort to protect the chemical and pharmaceutical industries from potential culpability in the autism epidemic.  She is paid by taxpayers, but she appears to work repeatedly to protect corporations from accountability for adverse health outcomes.  She has held onto her job despite multiple appearances in front of Congress where she made a fool of herself under aggressive questioning on autism. We demand that you fire or reassign her to a position where she can do less harm.

Thomas inselDr. Thomas Insel has been at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2002 when the autism rate was 1 in 500 --- the autism rate has increased 7,350% while he has been coordinating the autism gene hunt.  At this point, the genome has been mapped and there is no “autism gene”.  Despite this fact, the federal government and the committee he chairs, continues to disproportionately fund genetic research vs. environmental research.  Dr. Insel is part of the problem, not part of the solution.  We demand that you fire him as the leader of the combating autism effort or reassign him to a position where he can do less harm.  

This increase in Autism is not “diagnostic substitution”.  Autism in 2014 was not formerly diagnosed as mental retardation.  This is a lie designed to deny and minimize the size of autism epidemic. The increase in Autism is not “greater awareness”:  PSAs to create “awareness” are not necessary when there is a child with Autism on every block in this country.  Two percent of boys in the United States are currently diagnosed on the Autism spectrum.  Citing “greater awareness” to explain the increase in autism is designed to deny and minimize the size of the autism epidemic.  Federal employees who have exaggerated the role of autism awareness should be fired, or reassigned to a position in the federal government where they will do less harm to society.

President Obama – please Fire the Deniers as a first step towards being the first President to honestly address the ongoing Autism epidemic.

President Obama – when the CDC counts autism slowly and minimizes the scope of this epidemic, it has the real world effect of altering NIH research priorities.  The catastrophic increase in autism diagnoses is a clear indication that NIH should prioritize environmental research over genetic research.  

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Your Federal autism team needs to be replaced entirely in order to possibly slow and hopefully stop the autism epidemic.


Age of Autism
Akhil Autism Foundation
Appleseed Ventures
Autism Action Network
Canary Party
Educate. Advocate.
Generation Rescue
Holland Center
The Thinking Mom’s Revolution

Here is the CDC press release:

CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder

Latest snapshot shows proportion of children with autism and higher IQ on the rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an autism spectrum disorder.    The number of children identified with ASD ranged from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey. 

The surveillance summary report, “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010,” was published today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Researchers reviewed records from community sources that educate, diagnose, treat and/or provide services to children with developmental disabilities. The criteria used to diagnose ASDs and the methods used to collect data have not changed.

The data continue to show that ASD is almost five times more common among boys than girls:  1 in 42 boys versus 1 in 189 girls. White children are more likely to be identified as having ASD than are black or Hispanic children.

Levels of intellectual ability vary greatly among children with autism, ranging from severe intellectual challenges to average or above average intellectual ability.  The study found that almost half of children identified with ASD have average or above average intellectual ability (an IQ above 85) compared to a third of children a decade ago.

“Community leaders, health professionals, educators and childcare providers should use these data to ensure children with ASD are identified as early as possible and connected to the services they need,” said Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., M.S. hyg., director of CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities  .

The report also shows most children with ASD are diagnosed after age 4, even though ASD can be diagnosed as early as age 2. Healthy People 2020, the nation’s 10-year health objectives, strives to increase the proportion of young children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays who are screened, evaluated, and enrolled in early intervention services in a timely manner.

“The most important thing for parents to do is to act early when there is a concern about a child’s development,” said Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, M.D., chief of CDC’s Developmental Disabilities Branch. “If you have a concern about how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, or moves, take action. Don’t wait.”

If you suspect that your child may have ASD:

  • Talk to your child’s doctor about your concerns.
  • At the same time, call your local early intervention program or school system for a free evaluation.
  • It’s never too late to get help for your child.

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program has joined with others across the federal government to promote developmental and behavioral screening through the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive campaign, which will be launched today. The program will help families look for and celebrate milestones; promote universal screenings; identify delays as early as possible; and improve the support available to help children succeed in school and thrive alongside their peers.

“More needs to be done to identify children with autism sooner,” said Boyle. “Early identification is the most powerful tool we have right now to make a difference in the lives of children with autism.”

Through the Affordable Care Act, more Americans will have access to health coverage and to no-cost preventive services, including autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months. Most health insurance plans are no longer allowed to deny, limit, or exclude coverage to anyone based on a pre-existing condition, including persons with autism spectrum disorder.  Visit or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY/TDD 1-855-889-4325) to learn more. Open enrollment in the Marketplace began October 1 and ends March 31, 2014.

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Susan Ford Keller

Please add my name to the letter to President Obama.


Not to mention all the refined oils (made from mostly peanunt oils now a days) and put in in vitamin K shot, pencillium shots, all vaccines. Its purpose is to coat all this stuff - such as a bit of mercury, aluminium, pathogen antigens- so it will stay in the body longer as the body slowly metabolizes the oils to get to what ever they have injected.

Remember the book Vaccine A squalene and ALS in the Gulf War Syndrome.


barbaraj, you're absolutely right.

But they have been using "autism rates rise despite removal of thimerosal" for many years now. It goes back to the idea, "repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it."

I am somewhat encouraged to see that, for the first time, they are at least being open about the data being from 2010 on 8-year-olds.

Why is nobody asking why it takes over 3 years to collect 2010 data? And what are they DOING with that data for 3 years???


Taximom, I understand, the poisons are still there, it just hit me that the news that has evolved from this is.." autism rates rise despite removal of thimerosal". To those not committed to this topic this is their understanding This is what they are taking away from the study,"vaccines have been cleared".


Paul Offit, Dorit Reiss, and Art Caplan must be held accountable for their actions.


barbaraj, the waters have already been so muddied regarding the "reduced thimerosal exposure" group, there really isn't one.

Thimerosal-preserved flu shots in the womb,
Thimerosal-preserved flu shots at 6 and 7 months
Thimerosal-preserved flu shots yearly thereafter
Aluminum-adjuvanted hep B shot at birth, with 16 more doses of aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines in the first year

And the changes to diagnostic criteria for autism in the 2013 DSM V will lower the number of diagnoses of autism.

Increasing rates of seizure disorders, autoimmune disorders, encephalopathies/encephalitis,and neurological disorders are being hushed up, so that nobody wonders if those are linked with vaccines. Studies indicating such a link are embargoed for mainstream news reports.

The cover-up is extensive and (obviously) extremely effective.


No. Actually EVERY child is being born with the cause of Autism.

Some just get their sindumb sooner according to how severely depressed their immune systems are already, AND how much junk infectious DNA they add to the mix they are born with.

You and every citizen is on criminal Euthanazia agenda because they gave us everything we needed for decades in infectious vaccines to get rid of American's and make YOU PAY for their Crimes Against Humanity.

If you figured what Govt. has cost the citizens in the hundreds of syndromes they have caused for a vaccine and junk drug agenda instead of treating the cause they KNEW in 1985.......well you would never want to pay taxes again for them to "PROTECT" USA.
Doxycycline stops Prion Protein Infections


I had really hoped by now there would be a study on children that were on the more reduced thimerosal schedule. This group had full doses.

Birgit Calhoun

There are still plenty of people around who think if you ignore the problem, it'll go away! Until Sh!t hits the fan.


It dawned on me today, that it might be a mistake to allow public health authorities to report on autism out of the context of children's overall morbidity and mortality. By looking only at autism, they are able in some circles to get away with claiming better diagnosis. But if we look at the rise in all childhood acute and chronic illness, if we look at autism in context, we see that there is an overall dramatic decline in health that no matter how they try to spin it, can't be attributable to better diagnosis. For instance, there has also been a tremendous rise in type 1 diabetes in young children. Those children can't live without insulin, so there is no way that cases could have been missed. We know it's a real increase. The same with asthma which requires medication.

Birgit Calhoun

Pathology has always been the step-child of medicine. And the diagnosis of autism has, until not too long ago, been a result of cold mothering. It's interesting that psychiatry had taken hold so much that there was no potential for other causes of autism even though research from early on had already hinted toward the environment as a culprit. It's just so hard to let go of the mental and accept the possibility of real physical harm done by toxins. The fact that mental harm is being done by toxins is not even in the psychiatrist's book.

Alfred Stock, the German chemist already pointed out very early that the medical doctor does not like to study toxicology because the good doctor does not want to know about how people get poisoned. He wants to know about how to make people well. For that reason there were no classes in toxicology at universities in Germany other than those taught by extra-ordinary professors (a doctor who taught that kind of class was called "Privatdozent" who did not have a connection to the university directly in early 20th century Germany). So Alfred Stock had to find an expert in toxicology outside of the Berlin university where he taught. The one he found was pharmacologist Louis Lewin who informed him about how dangerous mercury amalgam fillings were.

Anyhow, there are still only very few medical doctors who know anything about the harm mercury can cause physically and mentally.

The reason why I am pointing all this out is because the majority of the medical profession, especially psychiatrists, adhere to what they have learned in school, and they have to defend that mindset because they have to see themselves as being righteous rather than right. It's difficult to change your mindset. It's also frowned upon by the powers that be. And that's at least one of the many reasons why the perception is maintained that autism is not environmental.


Still no reduction in the vaccine schedule, still no Thorsen in Court, still deaths and maiming by vaccines..

We will still see this evil finished with however long it takes...


She joined the same year my baby girl was born.

At that time autism rates were probably closer to 1 out of 300.

Not 10,000.

Unless we think we can keep giving the whooping cough vaccine boosters in the form of A tetnaus shot and think that we will be okay to return to the 1981 schedule.

 Bob Moffitt

"The undersigned Autism advocacy organizations request that you immediately send a clear message and fire the three federal employees who have made a career of denying the autism epidemic: CDC’s Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp and Dr. Colleen Boyle as well as NIHM’s Dr. Thomas Insel."

These three individuals should not only be fired immediately .. they should then be the targets of a Special Prosecutor .. tasked with pursuing criminal charges for official malfeasance while in office.

Unfortunately, this administration .. like all others before it .. will most likely do nothing .. absolutely nothing ..
to pursue justice for an entire generation of children.

Consider ...

Where is Poul Thorsen? Why is his federal indictment being ignored? Who were the "unamed co-conspirators" indicted alongside Thorsen?

If being indicted by a federal grand jury is not reason enough to pursue this fleeing con-man .. what will it take?

cia parker

Well, we knew it wasn't going to be the real figure. One in fifty a year ago, one in 36 according to the U. of Minnesota study a few months ago. But even after having changed the diagnostic criteria and playing it cool, are we scared yet?

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