July 26, 2014, Washington Post: Coping with adult children's autism, parents may face 'least bad' decisions
...This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures showing 1 in 68 children in the United States have Autism Spectrum Disorder, a term that captures the wide range of ways autism affects children. That was a 30 percent jump from two years earlier and more than double the rates from six years before that.
And over the next 10 years, 500,000 children with autism will become adults, according to Lisa Goring, a top official at the advocacy group Autism Speaks. "There are not enough services. It's a real problem for families."...
I don't see why this is a problem. Why can't autistic young adults go where autistic adults have always gone?
For years, every time the autism rate took another gigantic leap ahead, major news outlets like the Washington Post expressed no concern. They were satisfied to quote officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who assured us that, no matter what the increase, it was just "better diagnosing" of a condition that's always been around.
In 1994 the definition of autism was broaden and the numbers increased dramatically. It was supposedly just a "broader definition" of a condition that's always been around.
1995: 1 in 500
2001: 1 in 250
2004: 1 in 166
2007: 1 in 150
2009: 1 in 110
2012: 1 in 88
2014: 1 in 68
And twenty years later, CDC officials still tell us all the children with autism are nothing new. And when a healthy, normally developing child suddenly stops talking, making eye contact, loses learned skills and regresses into autism, doctors are helpless, and THEY ARE NOT ALARMED OVER A DISORDER THAT NOW AFFECTS ALMOST TWO PERCENT OF U.S. CHILDREN AND THAT HAS NO KNOWN CAUSE OR CURE.
Yes, the adults are coming. BUT THEY'RE YOUNG ADULTS. Where are the adults with autism in their 40's, 50's, and 60's.....??? No one can show us a comparable rate among adults--especially adults with severe autism whose symptoms are easily recognized. That simple fact should be scaring us all.
This is OUTRAGEOUS. When it's CONVENIENT ...the numbers are just "better diagnosing" When they need to cover up the link to vaccines, it's a real increase! I posted a comment. These people have no ethics.
On July 18, 2014, Keith Kloor at the Washington Post wrote the piece called, Robert Kennedy Jr.'s belief in autism-vaccine connection, and its political peril.
Kloor made a veiled attempt to be balanced by quoting Dr. Mark Hyman and saying, "A tape of the proceeding reveals that CDC officials did, indeed, let Kennedy's and Hyman's assertions about thimersol's toxicity stand mostly unchallenged."
Kloor quotes those who say thimerosal was taken out 15 years ago, but the autism numbers keep going up. How convenient for the Post to now tell us that the numbers are really increasing. Every April or whenever a new rate is announced, they say it may just be "better diagnosing."
In April, 2014, the Post quoted Dr. Coleen Boyle at the CDC who said the rate of one in 68 U.S. children could simply be "that doctors are getting better at identifying these children."
Now the befuddled reporters at the Washington Post are telling us that a generation of disabled children is entering adulthood with no place to go. WHY? Why can't they go where autistic adults have always gone?
NOT ONE OF THEM ASKS THE QUESTION.
WHY DOES ANYONE EVEN READ THIS WORTHLESS STUFF?
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.