June 25, 2014, Health.com: Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
June 24, 2014, Health News: Parents of children with autism often have autistic traits
June 24, 2014, U.S. Catholic: Vaccines are for the common good by Kira Dault
June 24, 2014, TIME: Raising an Autistic Child: Coping With the Costs
A mother's birthplace may affect her children's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder, according to new research.
Children of foreign-born black, Central and South American, Filipino and Vietnamese mothers were more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to children born to white mothers who were born in the United States, the study found.
Notice that at the same time we're told that there may be a link between PRENATAL PESTICIDE EXPOSURE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTISM this study
Here they studied the mother's birthplace and the chances of her child having autism. IT'S A COMPLETE MYSTERY ... ONE MORE SIGN THAT AUTISM'S CAUSE IS SO COMPLICATED, WE MAY NEVER KNOW. AND ...THERE PROBABLY ISN'T ONE CAUSE---NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW WHY YOUR CHILD DEVELOPED AUTISM...EXCEPT IT WASN'T VACCINES.
Everyone should have gotten the message: don't expect anyone to ever find the cause. And of course no one is going to ask how many times these immigrant women were vaccinated when they came into the country.
By Jim Dryden - Studying children with autism and their parents, researchers have found that when a child has autism, his or her parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, as measured by a survey used to identify such characteristics.
Past studies have found that the siblings of children with autism also tended to have more autistic traits than the siblings of kids without autism. But this study is the first to connect significant numbers of autistic traits in parents to diagnoses of autism in their children. The research - from investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California, Davis - is available online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
We're drowning in autism studies ... the findings are endless and they mean nothing.
What is this one saying?
Autism is genetic. Parents pass autism on to their children. (This remind me of the doctor who told my husband and me that we were genetically mismatched and that's why our son has autism.)
HEY---I know some autism "traits" that they're not going to find in the parents: Teenagers in diapers, children with bowel disease, seizures and sleep disorders, hand flapping and head banging, wandering and being nonverbal....
This is more pretend science...intended to make us think that all this autism is normal and acceptable. (Some of the researchers were from UC-Davis. Didn't UC-Davis just tell us that pesticides are linked to the development of autism? ...How does all this fit together?)
People cite a variety of reasons for not getting vaccinated, or not getting their children vaccinated. One of the most widely talked-about reason is the now-debunked theory that certain vaccines cause autism. Beyond that very specific fear, some parents cite fear about chemical injections, or a general suspicion of the medical or pharmacological industries. In Catholic circles, you might also hear about certain vaccines that have a distant link to cells from aborted fetuses. Whatever the reasons, the number of people refusing vaccinations is on the rise, and we are seeing the result in the outbreaks of illnesses that we had not seen for more than a decade.
As a Catholic, I'm outraged over the use of a religious periodical to PROMOTE VACCINES. What does this have to do with "Faith and Science"?
Everyone seems willing to sell their souls to promote corporate greed and human suffering.
I posted a comment....but it was immediately REMOVED. It seems Catholic media is no different than any other coverage.
A new study pegs the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism at $1.4 million. For parents, there are no easy solutions.
TIME is covering up the true cost of autism. If they had a comment section here, I'd tell them so.
EIGHT YEARS AGO Michael Ganz at Harvard said lifetime care cost was $3.2 million per person. He wrote me at the time that this was a CONSERVATIVE NUMBER. If you account for inflation, this is really a ridiculous figure. AND I THINK IT'S SPECIFICALLY MEANT TO BE A COVER-UP OF THE REAL COST.
I like to cite friends of mine in Minnesota whose teenage son is in a state run group home. The mom, who is an expert in cost analysis, told me that her son will easily cost the state over one million dollars just by the time he's 21.
FOR YEARS reporters quoted Ganz's findings of $3.2 million. Maybe someone got really scared because when Ganz's numbers came out back in 2006, the autism rate was one in every 166 children. Today it's one in every 68 and a lot worse in places like New Jersey and Utah.
PRESTO...a new study that promises the autism price tag isn't really so bad. HOW TIMELY!
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