Dr. Marc Siegel Tap Dances on New Autism Numbers (Spoiler, They're Higher)
Thanks to our Anne Dachel for this quick transcript. Autism number continue to rise unabated. But no one is really concerned. It's just this or that or tra la la. What is changing the brains of American children? Have you noticed something OTHER than autism that has risen dramatically in the last couple of years? Shootings, suicides, inability to work or function - the kids are NOT NOT NOT all right. Everything is WRONG. And no one cares in public health, pediatrics, or Washington. Below is Marc Siegel MD on Fox News. And no, it makes no difference whether it's Fox, CNN or MSNBC or the old major 3 networks. The marching orders were given decades ago. Autism is to remain an unspoken mystery forever.
Have a chuckle, that's me (Kim) tap dancing back when autism was 1 in 10,000 and none of us had ever heard of it.
Fox News: Watch the Fox Video here.
Autism in on the rise in the U.S. with on in every 30 American kids being diagnosed, according to a new study.
The 53 percent increase is a sharp rise from 2017. So what do parents need to know about this surge in diagnoses?
Next Fox’s Pete Hegseth brought on Dr. Marc Siegel for his reaction to the new one in 30 rate. He was asked, What is the why behind it?
Marc Siegel: This was pre-pandemic, so I want to start with that. It’s because parents were more on the lookout for resistance in routines, not meeting your glances, emotional withdrawal, obsessive behavior—all of that is what could go into being diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder.
And we’ve always wanted to know early on because interventions work, especially with intelligent kids. They can actually compensate for this over time, and by the time they’re adults, function completely normally. I know one who’s a computer engineer.
And intervention from parents helps a lot. I know a producer who takes his son to a baseball game every single year of a different team in a different city. Kid just graduated high school. You go on to live a normal life.
So we want to know about it early. But, you know what Pete, the problem with the pandemic is we don’t know about it. With everyone locked away and not going to school, we lost the ability to screen kids for this, to intervene early, and I predict that statistic you gave is going to end up being a lot worse.
That was one of the huge, huge downsides of closing the schools.
Hegseth: Interesting. So you’re saying this study was pre-pandemic, and mostly the increase is the result of the raising of awareness. The parents are identifying it earlier, hence the higher number.
Siegel: Exactly right. Raising awareness is a big, big part of, but there’s also probably something that women are exposed to in the womb that we don’t yet know about that could be causing it.
And a third thing is all of the bombardment of Internet, of social media, of iPhones—all of that leads to an inability to socialize.
I predict that not only are we not picking it up from having closed the schools, I think the process of isolating kids from each other made it a lot worse because they didn’t learn the emotional cues.
Hegseth: So the isolation combined with the lack of identification can exacerbate things we could otherwise get in front of. And then we may not know other reasons as well as to the emergence of an increase in autism.
This truly bizarre interview seems to blame the increase in autism, now one in every 30 U.S. kids, one in every 18 boys, on the COVID shutdown of schools, although Siegel admits that the study was “pre-pandemic.”
I don’t think Hegseth could understand Siegel’s logic any more I can. Regardless, one in 30 ids with autism is nothing to worry about, according to Siegel. In fact he predicts the numbers are probably going to get worse.
In the idiotic world of Dr. Siegel autism is also the result of social media isolating children. They don’t learn how to communicate effectively.
BUT regardless of any increase, if kids get early intervention, they can outgrow autism and become normal adults. Problem solved.
Notice how Siegel alludes to “something women are exposed to in the womb” which is “probably” also a factor. After thirty years of exploding autism statistics, we’re still totally uninterested in what that “something” might be.
Once again, obfuscation and tired phony claims about autism win the day. Fox’s Pete Hegseth, like all the dutiful minions in the media, gives Siegel the final word. He doesn’t dare challenge any of the stupidity that Dr. Siegel spouts.
Past coverage on Dr. Siegel and on Fox News/autism
At first this infuriated me. Now, I am just back to feeling sad.
Posted by: Ron | July 19, 2022 at 08:00 PM
Read through the Gospel of Matthew afresh. Ask the Lord to teach you about healing.
Ask Him daily to give you wisdom for how to help your son.
He WILL answer!
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
May God abundantly bless you and your family and ALL AOA families.
Posted by: Emmaphiladelphia | July 15, 2022 at 01:32 PM
Thanks for the video Emmaphiladelphia on Dr David Martin wish him all the luck in the world.Well done with your child making improvements and I hope the upward trend continues.Gives me hope to read of wins! and that maybe one day we will be the one saying our child improved -never giving up!Well done you.
Pharma For Prison
Posted by: Angus Files | July 14, 2022 at 04:17 PM
Thank you for wanting to help our children. I agree with you that what is being called "early intervention" is not. These children will not improve if we don't recognize that they have been injured. One must first sort out what the injuries are and begin to help them heal through diet change, speech therapy, seizure control, etc. Mine also had sound sensitivity. Noise cancelling headphones were not readily available back then, so home schooling and keeping him away from large groups helped to lower his stress level. No offense, but I think a school setting can initially be the worst place for these children until they are better able to cope with their issues and some of them have been improved via therapy or medication. If a child has a broken leg, would you set them down in the midst of a "play" group without first setting the leg? Getting them help should never have been dumped on an unprepared public school system. These vaccine injuries should have been prosecuted in a regular court of law with appropriate awards for damages and pain and suffering, just like Hannah Poling got. The numbers of lawsuits would have been overwhelming and the vaccines would have been taken off the market because pharma exists to make a profit. Capitalism works. The unfit products go out of business. Instead, with government protection, they have been destroying children's lives for the last 35 years.
Posted by: Emmaphiladelphia | July 14, 2022 at 11:14 AM
The program was based on the Floortime methodology. We focused on learning through play and developing relationships. The program itself was a great idea but it suffered from lack of structure. We were poorly supervised and each intern did whatever she wanted.
Your early intervention sounds amazing . You should be so proud of what you have accomplished. I wish we could duplicate
that program at school.
I should not have been so negative; some children do make impressive gains.
Posted by: Joseph | July 13, 2022 at 08:35 PM
"I interned in an early intervention program"
Could you give details of what they call "early intervention"?
I am trying to understand how my injured child was able to make progress. He had some severe conditions precipitated after his 15 month shots (1997 schedule, same as Hannah Poling's.) He never had seizures, but did have screaming meltdowns, extreme constipation, delayed speech (just a few words until a year and a half of intensive speech therapy at age 3 brought him to an acceptable level of fluency over many years), obsessive focus and a biting tic. He never went to a government sponsored school with a special ed program because none existed at the time. His recovery was due to my personal intervention based on logic, persistence, close observation, and trial and error. It is not for the fainthearted. I doubt a special ed program could reproduce what I did. However, what has become the "standard" of care may be part of the problem. There may be other ways of better helping the children. Also, if we believe vaccine injury to be the root cause, children would be injured in different ways and to different degrees. Also, we know all vaccine lot numbers are not alike. A child could have gotten an "experimental" dose that differed from most shots. This has been documented in the rollout of the Covid jab. Many of the recorded severe injuries are associated with two lot numbers. Denying that some children have been helped is not helpful. While no child has ever been fully recovered from autism, some have made amazing progress. WE SHOULD WANT TO KNOW WHY?
I am in a unique position. I am avoided by the "normies" because I expose vaccine injury, yet because one of mine was able to make enough recovery to live independently, I am often criticized by those with severely injured children, as if I didn't experience some of the same challenges and heartache. Regardless, I will continue to expose the vaccine crimes perpetrated against our children.
Posted by: Emmaphiladelphia | July 13, 2022 at 01:32 PM
The majority of children with autism do not magically catch up to their peers. In my experience, early intervention does little to ameliorate moderate to severe autism.
I interned in an early intervention program and most of the children with autism failed to benefit from the program.
These so called experts know full well that the magic of early intervention is a lie. They are sugar coating the grim truth that the majority of these children will struggle throughout life..
Our society is headed off a fiscal cliff.
Posted by: Joseph | July 12, 2022 at 10:23 PM
"I'm not going to sort them out by name, but some of the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity belong in prison."
Dr. David Martin calls them out, files lawsuits:
"Dr. Martin and his group are suing everybody from President Biden along with the FDA, CDC, Pfizer, Moderna and many others over the deaths and injuries from the CV19 bioweapons fraudulently passed off as “vaccines.” The next big court case is July 6, 2022, in federal court in Utah. Dr. Martin contends “this is far worse” than the Nuremberg trials of Nazis after WWII and adds, “This is organized crime. . . . They have hidden behind the immunity shield that absolves them of product liability by naming the delivery of a bioweapon–a vaccination program. . . . This is actually a criminal act. This is an act of domestic terror, and it is an anti-trust violation. This is racketeering. This is old school racketeering, and it is no different than the mob in the 1920’s. This is old school racketeering for personal gain and profit at the expense of human lives. You need to call it what it is, and it’s organized crime."
WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW
Posted by: Emmaphiladelphia | July 12, 2022 at 09:52 PM
Let's see now. If they can't create a true vaccine to prevent infection from a corona virus, they just get around that by changing the "official definition" of what a "vaccine" is to include just reducing the severity of symptoms after you become infected. If they can't scientifically explain the mind-boggling explosion of autism, they simply change the definition of "autistic" to include Elon Musk and explain it all away by using obfuscating "statistical analysis" of totally bogus "empirical data" to say in effect, "Nothing to see here. Move along, move along."
I'm not going to sort them out by name, but some of the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity belong in prison. The rest of them belong in mental institutions.
Posted by: Greg Hill | July 12, 2022 at 06:03 PM
Of course nothing to do with vaccines thats why Bill Gates generosity helps himself..
Follow the Money: Bill Gates with Major Shares in Pfizer & BioNTech Funds UK MHRA, Chair JVCI, the Agencies Advising Govt. on Vaccines… Kids to be Jabbed Despite High Risk-Benefit Ratio
Pharma For Prison
Posted by: Angus Files | July 12, 2022 at 04:39 PM
"And we’ve always wanted to know early on because interventions work, especially with intelligent kids. They can actually compensate for this over time, and by the time they’re adults, function completely normally. I know one who’s a computer engineer."
Did Dr. Siegel read/edit my AOA post?
What he left out is the HELL we went through to get my children to that higher functioning (still not cured) stage. Also, my kids had the 1987 - 2000 vaccine schedule, which had fewer vaccines. It took my total dedication as a stay at home mom/home schooler to help my children. NO GOVERNMENT HELP. I will most likely also pay the cost with a shortened life-span and a much smaller retirement account.
Meanwhile, the vaccine perpetrators have their $BILLIONS in profit.
They will get their just reward....
"36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels"
Posted by: Emmaphiladelphia | July 12, 2022 at 03:02 PM
Dr. Seigel's comment that "you go on to live a normal life" is a falsehood that only applies to a small percentage of people who have an autism diagnosis and then somehow go on to become normal adults. The majority of children diagnosed with autism grow into adults with the same challenges and deficits and cognitive impairments and several health challenges, such as epilepsy, that they had as children. He is misleading people into thinking that autism is a diagnosis like a learning disability that will always improve with time and that is not what happened with my adult son and the many other now adults I have seen over the last several years. This misinformation leads to a lack of urgency for the medical world and it's researchers to continue conducting clinical trials on potential medications that offer people with autism the chance for a true Cure and a better future life.
Posted by: Gayle | July 12, 2022 at 02:25 PM
Dr. Seigel, "You go on to live a normal life" , "I know one who is a computer engineer"
The doctor is a clown show.
Posted by: Still with Trump | July 12, 2022 at 11:14 AM
“You go on to live a normal life…”
If only. And we began early intervention around age 2.
Posted by: 4Bobby | July 12, 2022 at 08:59 AM