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Dec 11, 2015, Northumberland News (Ontario): Ontario toughens rules on vaccine exemptions

Dec 11, 2015, AAP News:  Report: Children with autism being identified at earlier ages

Dec 11, 2015, New York PIX11: Bronx boy inspires new global Autism Speaks PSA hoping to educate people and eradicate the stigma

Dec 10, 2015, New York Times: Still in a Crib, Yet Being Given Antipsychotics

Northumberland News (Ontario)

TORONTO — Ontario parents who don't want to have their children vaccinated will have to be educated themselves about the risks their kids will face before they can go to school.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced steps Friday to deal with so-called anti-vaxxers, parents who don't want to have their kids immunized because of the now debunked fear that vaccines cause autism or mercury poisoning or auto-immune disorders.

Bit by bit, forced vaccination will be the norm around the world.

The most accurate prevalence rate still is one in 68 children, which is based on data from 8-year-olds. That figure is expected to be updated in the spring.

The team also found higher rates of intellectual disability among 4-year-olds with ASD than 8-year-olds with ASD.

“It may be that children who have more severe ASD-related behaviors or who have other conditions like intellectual disability are more likely to be evaluated at a younger age,” said Deborah “Daisy” Christensen, Ph.D., a CDC epidemiologist and lead author of the report. . . .

Still, they were encouraged by the overall finding that among children diagnosed by age 4, the median age for a comprehensive evaluation was five months earlier for the children born in 2006 than for those born in 2002.

(Forget the recent announcement of a one in every 45 kids with autism, the AAP isn't using it.  NEW NUMBERS WILL BE OUT IN THE SPRING.)  But-hey, they're finding kids with ASD earlier than previously.

New York PIX11

Jacob is "unique." 

More importantly, they are not alone.  Autism affects about one in every 68 children.

He tries to fit in, but people, in his school, they don’t treat him right.

This coverage seems to say that autism is misunderstood and if people "can just be uneducated about autism," everything will be fine.

New York Times

Almost 20,000 prescriptions for risperidone (commonly known as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and other antipsychotic medications were written in 2014 for children 2 and younger, a 50 percent jump from 13,000 just one year before, according to the prescription data company IMS Health. Prescriptions for the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) rose 23 percent in one year for that age group, to about 83,000. . . .

Most experts suspected that the trend of medicating younger and younger children for suspected psychiatric disorders was trickling down to very young children. Last year, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that health care providers had given a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to at least 10,000 children age 2 or 3 and then prescribed medications such as Adderall outside American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

Amazing......the NY Times is concerned about giving psychotropic drugs to babies and children.  Are these the same folks who remain unflustered about injecting toxins into kids?

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Anne Dachel Book CoverAnne 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 is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.

Comments

Ottoschnaut

Anne- did Sharyl Attkisson get pulled from You Tube?

http://twitchy.com/2015/12/14/youtube-suspends-investigative-reporter-sharyl-attkissons-full-measure-news/

If so, it was this story on the CDC stonewalling about entero virus 68

http://fullmeasure.news/news/politics/enterovirus-12-11-2015

The Full Measure piece from this past Sunday is highly recommended.

Reader

Biggest news of all: politicians and media are taking a szchit kicking by Trump supporters. If I were a doc or politician I'd get on the right side of things in the autism debacle cause this szchit is getting real. People are done with the lies. Done.

go Rand

....Last week, Local officials in Texas said they were prepared to receive hundreds of Central American children who are described by U.S. federal authorities as having fled violence in their home countries.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/12/14/federal-government-cannot-afford-latest-wave-unaccompanied-minors-hhs-warns/?intcmp=hplnws

.

Let's see.... the CDC is creating about 130 new Autistic children each and every day... many will need 24/7 care for 50+ years.

Greg

Anne, I've been over at Autism Speaks discussing the prevalence study. It's interesting how the study is being billed as evidence of success in identifying autism earlier, and so little emphasis is being placed on the actual prevalence figures. In fact, it's almost as if they made a conscious effort to conceal the numbers.

Reading the report, we're told that autism prevalence for the 4-years-old was 13.4 for 1000 kids, and this rate was 30% less than the rate for 8-years-old. The actual rate for 8-years old was never given; it's left up to the reader to calculate. Running the numbers, the prevalence rate for 4-years-old equates to 1 in 75, and a 30% increase for 8-years-old would translate to 1 in 57. Did everyone miss that?! This study that followed the same CDC's surveillance method that reported that 1 in 68 rate for 8-years-old, is now saying the rate is 1 in 57. The study found this, but the big hoopla is how we're getting better at detecting autism earlier. Like with magicians, with these guys, we really must watch their hands, but, unfortunately, many don't.

Bob Moffitt

I am confused .. ABC Evening World News just reported that pregnant women who take anti-depressant medications during the last six months of their pregnancy .. have an 80% higher risk of having a child diagnosed autistic.

Consider .. NYT reports that .. "antipsychotic medications" are being prescribed and administered to children 2 and younger at a growing rate .. while on the very same day .. ABC news reports that "anti-depressant medications" prescribed and administered to pregnant women in the last six months of their pregnancy may cause autism?

Is it just me .. or has our world gone completely mad?

Bob Moffitt

"Almost 20,000 prescriptions for risperidone (commonly known as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and other antipsychotic medications were written in 2014 for children 2 and younger, a 50 percent jump from 13,000 just one year before, according to the prescription data company IMS Health."

In my humble opinion .. whoever wrote those 20,000 prescriptions for antipsychotic "medications" for children "2 and younger" .. and .. whoever allowed those "medications" to be given to those 2 year old children .. should be prosecuted for felony child abuse.

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