“New” rate or not, we have a lot of kids on the spectrum in our country. Better tell the DMV they need to order a few more (hundred) street signs:
1 in 68. For the unaware, that’s a lot of children affected. It’s a 30% increase since the last time the CDC published their data two years ago. Instead of finding a definitive cause for the uptick, we’re told it’s just “better diagnosing”:
Maybe the officials could start training the remaining typical children for the wave of autism that’s coming:
But, even if autism is recognized earlier, where’s the alarm? Those who can sound an alarm in Washington, D.C. certainly haven’t
You know it would be a different story if innocent lil kitty cats were facing an epidemic at the same rate. Thanks to Thinking Moms’ Revolution’s Mountain Mama for the inspiration for this picture:
Not the poor wittle kitties! Maybe if we dress our children up in cat costumes someone will take notice. No, that’s not going to happen. We’ll continue to get the brush off with the message that there’s nothing to see here. Nothing to see and no one in positions of power willing to address either. While we’re ignored schools will continue to fill up their special needs classrooms while neighborhood playgrounds are emptied of typically developing children:
April is coming…we need ACTION, not awareness.
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.