Pull Out Those Old Excuses
Autism is back in the news. Not sure what agenda this information advances. Feel free to speculate. Thanks to Anne Dachel for keeping on top of the sky high pile of bullshit.
By Anne Dachel
More autism is nothing new. It’s what’s expected. That’s the response by everyone to new research out of Rutgers in New Jersey. Here’s what we’re being told:
New York Post: Why autism rates have skyrocketed in the NYC metro area: study
Autism rates in the Big Apple have ballooned at a baffling rate.
Instances of Autism Spectrum Disorder have tripled in the New York-New Jersey metro area — from 1% of the population in 2000 to 3% in 2016.
That’s largely due to a growing number of diagnoses of children without intellectual disabilities, said researchers at Rutgers, in a new study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics.
They identified 4,661 8-year-olds with ASD in the metro area. The majority did not have intellectual disabilities (59.3%) and were therefore less likely to be previously identified.
Instances of Autism Spectrum Disorder have tripled in the New York-New Jersey metro area — from 1%f the population in 2000 to 3% in 2016, the study found.Getty Images
But earlier, more accurate diagnoses don’t completely explain the upwards trend, which was based on estimates from the CDC.
Experts said that waiting too long to have kids could be partly responsible for the rise.
“Known environmental factors, such as parent age, are likely contributing. Many parents in the metro area wait to have children at older ages,” Josephine Shenouda, an adjunct professor at Rutgers and one of the lead authors of the study, told The Post.
New research from Rutgers looks at the rising rates of autism in NYC and the surrounding region.
“There are likely other yet-to-be known environmental [and] biological causes that require further investigations,” she added….
Did you get that? Yes, there is more autism, but it’s a subtler form. It doesn’t include intellectual disabilities.
So we’re to believe that they just missed these kids when they were focused on more severe/obvious forms of autism.
The NY Post conceded that the claim of “more accurate diagnoses” can’t explain ALL these spectrum kids. So there is an updated, revised version of blaming the parent. (Remember the refrigerator mom of the 1940s who was said to be the cause of autism?)
The Post tells us that “experts” feel older parents ‘are likely contributing.’
(Actually “older parents” are just one version of BLAME THE MOMS FOR AUTISM. Over the last two decades “research” has associated autism with older moms, fat moms, drinking moms, smoking moms, moms who have babies too close together, moms who lack vitamin D, moms who live too close to freeways. Take your pick.)
The numbers are never going to level out. Something is dramatically affecting kids everywhere and experts are too frightened to honestly deal with it.
So aided by their faithful, well-paid minions in the media, the people in charge get the never-changing message out there once again: No matter what the autism rate is, it is nothing to worry about.
Fox 11, Yakima WA: Autism rates have tripled. Is it now more common or are we just better at diagnosis? https://www.fox41yakima.com/autism-rates-have-tripled-is-it-now-more-common-or-are-we-just-better-at-diagnosis/
…Advances in diagnostic capabilities and greater understanding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder seem to be largely driving the increase, the Rutgers researchers said. But there’s probably more to the story: Genetic factors, and perhaps some environmental ones, too, might also be contributing to the trend.
Precisely what those other factors are is still unknown, but researchers are at least clear on one fact: Autism has nothing to do with vaccines.
“We know for sure, for so many years now, that vaccines don’t cause autism,” said Santhosh Girirajan, an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University who studies the genetic underpinnings of neurodevelopmental disorders and wasn’t involved in the new study.
“On the other hand, what we really don’t know is: What are the real, clear environmental factors that you should be avoiding?”
Did you get that? We don’t really know what the environmental causes of autism might be—we only ‘KNOW FOR SURE’ that it isn’t vaccines.
Better diagnosing never stops
The Rutgers study found that in New York and New Jersey, the share of 8-year-olds diagnosed with autism who don’t have intellectual disabilities rose more sharply than the share of those who do — a fivefold increase from 2000 to 2016, compared to a twofold increase.
That’s most likely because doctors have gotten better at identifying cases of autism without intellectual disability — in other words, children with average or above-average IQs who display characteristics of autism, like impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors and difficulty communicating.
Healthline.com: Autism Diagnoses May Be Seriously Underreported: What to Know https://www.healthline.com/health-news/autism-diagnoses-may-be-seriously-underreported-what-to-know
A new study reports that diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are on the rise. Conversely, the findings also suggest that cases of autism are being underreported.
Researchers analyzed data in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area between 2000 and 2016, publishing their findings today in the journal Pediatrics.
The researchers stated that ASD diagnoses in children with intellectual disabilities doubled between 2000 and 2016, but diagnoses in kids with no intellectual disability nearly quintupled during this timeframe….
Josephine Shenouda, DPH, a research study manager at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the lead author of the study, told Healthline that the data reflects an improved understanding of autism…
Shenouda said the study’s data indicates that doctors are likely getting better at identifying autism in children without other conditions.
Shenouda, who’s also an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, says children are still falling through the cracks, though.
It sounds like a preview for an increased official rate in being announced in April by officials at the Centers for Disease Control. It is “ better diagnosing” getting better and better.
So don’t be surprised if autism increases never stop.
With improved efforts to understand and identify autism, the increase in cases is part of a larger trend that will continue, says Shenouda.
“More children are identified with autism today, yet that number is likely to continue to rise as we address disparities in the identification of autism without intellectual disability among historically disadvantaged groups,” she said.
Healthnews: Autism Has Increased 500% Over the Past 16 Years in New York, New Jersey
What causes autism, besides certain genetic conditions, is largely unknown. What is known is that autism rates are increasing. According to the CDC, 2018 data indicates that about one in 44 children in the U.S. have ASD. In 2008, that number was one in 88, meaning the autism rate has doubled in the past 10 years.
Recently, scientists from Rutgers School of Public Health uncovered data that suggests the autism rate could be even higher, and autistic individuals without intellectual disabilities may be driving the increase.
Their findings were published on January 26 in the journal Pediatrics….
Josephine Shenouda, DrPH, MS, an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health and co-lead study author, told Healthnews, "Our estimates for the New York-New Jersey metro area are likely to be similar [to] estimates from other metro areas in the US."
She explained, "In New Jersey, we see many communities with autism rates at 5% or higher, and in a recent ADDM Network report, ASD rates of 4% were identified in San Diego, California." She continued, "We expect to see autism rates continuing to rise as identification of autism is improved. This study shows that even in an area with good resources and services, disparities in identification remain."…
Whatever the reason, whether it be better recognition, genetic, or environmental influences, Shenouda suggests that, to a large degree, autistic individuals without an intellectual disability are driving the increase. "The number of children with autism is likely to continue increasing," she said.
Surprisingly, other than online sites, there was no other mainstream news coverage besides NY Post and Fox11 in Yakima, WA. A disorder with no known cause or cure affecting ever-increasing numbers of children is summarily ignored by major TV networks and national news outlets. One has to wonder why.
NJ101.5: New report finds autism cases in NJ are shooting higher
A new study finds documented cases of autism spectrum disorder in the New Jersey-New York metro region increased a staggering 300% between 2000 and 2016, but the increase was highest among children without intellectual disabilities.
According to Josephine Shenouda, an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health and the lead author of a new autism study published in the journal Pediatrics, the overall number is startlingly high “but it was mainly driven by identifying children with autism without intellectual disability, that increased 5-fold (500%) during that time.”…
What’s causing autism rates to rise?
She said this is happening for a number of reasons.
“Part of it is better recognition, part of it is reduction of disparities in identification of autism. Environmental risk factors are also happening and we need to devote more research dollars in order to understand what’s going on.”
She pointed out more and more parents are having children at later ages and this may also be a factor.
Walter Zahorodny, an associate professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and senior author on the study, said better awareness of and testing for autism does play a role.
“But the fact that we saw a 500% increase in autism among kids without any intellectual disabilities – children we know are falling through the cracks – suggests that something else is also driving the surge.”
It's been trending higher for years
Shenouda said autism cases have been on the rise for quite a while.
“In 2000, we started with autism overall at 1%, by 2016 we found that autism, by 2016 we found autism was at 3%,” she said.
The name Walter Zahorodny should sound familiar. He’s one of the top experts in autism with 20 years experience at Rutgers.
On May 17, 2022, Wayne Rohde interviewed Dr. Zahorodny, about the rise of autism and what he sees happening.
Dr.Zahorodny: …I was definitely wrong. Not only was autism prevalence higher than people thought, but over time, as we continued doing surveillance, it was clear that it increased….
When a childhood disorder reaches the one percent level, it’s an important, significant disability or disorder. It affects many children….
So in reality, we kept tracking autism, and each time we looked, autism increased. We did not find a consistent one percent levels in autism. They kept increasing, and they kept increasing across the other Network states too. …
That was perplexing. Perplexing because we don’t really understand what’s driving these rates. …
In the world of the prevalence estimates of the ADDM Network, we’ve only seen increases.
Throughout that DSM-IV period, only increases. When we shifted to the DSM-5 definition, we also only see increases. …
In Ocean County in 2016, while the overall New Jersey estimate was 3.2 percent, we found that the prevalence of autism was already over five percent in Ocean County. …
… in fact there’s a whole county in the New York metropolitan area in which the average range of autism is five percent. We have in that county a school district, it’s the largest school district in New Jersey, and the rate of autism there is seven percent.
We published a paper about that last year. It came out about the same time as the CDC report.
So, on the one hand you have the CDC report saying autism prevalence in the United States looks to be about 2.3 percent. That’s what it is overall or average in the Network, and we’re publishing a paper in New Jersey that says, hey, but there are very significant areas in which the rate is much higher.
It’s not just a suburban thing. We also then looked at Newark, which the state’s largest school district. It’s a large urban district. Largest city in New Jersey is Newark. It’s predominantly low income and minority. And their rate, that is the rate of autism in Newark, was five percent….
San Diego, California, four percent.
Newark, New Jersey, five percent.
Toms River, New Jersey, seven percent.
One in five towns in New Jersey, in our region, have a rate of five percent or higher.
Back almost a year ago Dr. Zahorodny acknowledged that yes there is more autism among kids without an intellectual disability.
This is hardly “news.”
If I might simplify, it’s about—the number of children who have both has doubled since 2010, both disabilities, but the number that have autism without intellectual disability has gone up five fold.
The proportion of children who have autism without intellectual disability is much different than it was even 10 years ago. A greater portion of those kids on the autism spectrum have IQ above 70. IQ above 70 however isn’t like a panacea or an indicator of good outcome. There’s another 20 to 25 percent of children who have autism who have borderline ID, borderline intellectual disability, that’s IQ between 70 and 84. …
A child with severe impairment due to autism may have even good or excellent intelligence, but still have many intense deficits and problems that call for a lot of support.
Dr. Zahorodny went on to comment on the impact all these disable kids are having on school systems.
I’ve got a news report here from …Hasbrouck, New Jersey, “Special education costs are almost 25 percent of the school budget.”
That’s more of the rule across the land than it is in certain areas. Special education budgets are exploding. Where are we heading here?
We’re going to get to the point where we have a tsunami coming. We’ve got to figure out something, right? …
I’m familiar suggests that somewhere in the range of one in five children have some learning issue, problem or deficit.
The most quickly expanding group is those children with autism.
Next most frequently occurring are children with ADHD.
I spoke about intellectual disability, but many individuals with autism, I would say within the range of 35 to 50 percent, also have ADHD.
While the reports on the increases in New Jersey tell us about how autism affects children, there is no interest show on the future.
Here are the chilling words of Dr. Zahorodny:
When we say that five percent of the children in our region have autism, I think that’s a fair metric for anticipating the future scope or perimeters of care for adults, adolescents and adults.
…the vast majority of children with autism maintain autism as a lifelong disability.
You’re planning for at least five percent of the population to be disabled.
And we know one of the most regular statistics from the world of autism is that boys outnumber girls with autism by a rate of four to one.
We have already in Newark and in Toms River eight to 12 percent of boys in the public education system [that] have a lifelong disability or most likely a lifelong disability.
I’m not an economist, but do you choose to project five percent or 10 percent as a realistic metric for how many people will need significant, maybe lifetime support?
Heads in the sand
Zahorodny: Politicians are not responding because I think they have accepted for the most part the red herring interruption that autism has always been around
I’m concerned with the large number of kids, whether you call it 2.6 percent or 3.6 percent or four percent this is a true public health phenomenon and crisis which we cannot act on until we acknowledge.
How can you progress against a problem you don’t even acknowledge?
In a way we’ve taken steps backwards from where we were 20 years ago, because if I said this affects one percent of the population, and autism is like this, people paid attention.
…And the other phenomenon, we have yet to understand what’s driving autism increases.
Better awareness cannot be expected to carry 200 percent increase.
Better awareness accounts for maybe 10 to 15 percent of the increase in cases, not the vast majority of cases.
So what is it in, I hate to say this, our environment which is making it so much more likely for children to get autism.
And the ‘environment’ is where no one is willing to look.
I firmly believe the autism rate to once again to spike in April. The latest Rutgers research will be used to reassure us that nothing is really wrong. Sure there are more kids with autism but they’re just the ones without a learning problem accompanying their autism diagnosis.
They need an explanation
How could it not go up nationally? The official U.S. one in 44 rate announced in 2021 can hardly stand when there are numbers like the ones cited by Dr. Zahorodny previously here.
When North Carolina’s rate is one in 39, New Jersey’s is one in 35, and California’s is one in 26, it’s hard to believe that the national average is one in 44.
We’re probably getting closer to the official numbers from Northern Ireland, one in 20 or Ireland, one in 21. BUT no one in either place was worried about those rates either.
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Posted by: High Tea at Auntie Morag's | February 04, 2023 at 07:09 AM
The Pharma captured scientists and doctors assured the masses that once DSM 5 "fixed" all the outliers labeled PDD-NOS who were erroneously labeled as autism, the numbers would go down. Obviously, that did not happen, because that was never the problem.
What I would really like them to study is to see if there is a correlation between when thimerosal (the mercury preservative) was finally weaned out of most childhood vaccines and when they ramped up the levels of aluminum adjuvant and compare that to the changes/increases in how autism is now being expressed. I do wonder if the mercury vaccine years saw more toe walking, hand flapping and intellectual disability vs. the aluminum vaccine years showing more anxiety, behavioral disturbances but without the intellectual disability. But, I am not holding my breath waiting for them to even care enough to study the hows and whys of autism.
Posted by: Jeanne J | January 30, 2023 at 03:20 PM
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I apologized to my children today for not thinking about their "shots"
Posted by: Emmaphiladelphia | January 30, 2023 at 12:42 PM
We can cut to the chase. What the experts are have not understood yet is that almost all of us have Autism, and only 1-2% of the population is what used to be called neurotypical. See how good science solves the problem?
Posted by: Visitor of AoA | January 30, 2023 at 09:05 AM
Wouldn't want to give Pharma Gos an idea but imagine if they started recording Autism only on death certificates..
UK health chiefs change how they record Covid deaths – and it means the official toll has gone UP by 4,000
Only fatalities where virus was on death certificate will be included in main toll
It spells end of tally counting anyone who died within 28 days of testing positive
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Posted by: Angus Files | January 30, 2023 at 09:00 AM
The freeway excuse is always a killer. Lest we forget too much tv, Sesame Street, rainy days indoors, and doctors prior to the early 1990's who should have had their licenses removed because they couldn't recognize that a 15 year old, non-verbal and still in diapers--had a problem or two. We can only hope that covid will raise the interest in the safety of all vaccines( although 30 years too late).
Posted by: Maurine Ellen Meleck | January 30, 2023 at 08:34 AM