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One in 68 eight-year-olds in the U.S. is now affected by autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The data come from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, which has tracked the developmental disorder periodically since 2000.
While definitions of autism have changed slightly during that time, experts attribute most of the increase to greater awareness of the developmental disorder among parents, teachers, and doctors. At home, parents are more attuned to signs that their child may not be communicating properly or acquiring the social skills needed to interact with siblings, family and friends. Teachers are also trained to recognize behavioral symptoms in the classroom, and doctors are more comfortable asking about and diagnosing autism disorders by symptoms that usually start appearing around age two.
The global prevalence of the disorder has increased between 20 and 30 times since the late 1960s and early 1970s, CDC researchers wrote in the new report, published March 27 in the CDC's journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
In 2007, CDC's ADDM Network first reported that about 1 in 150 children had ASD (based on 2002 data from 14 communities). Then, in 2009, the ADDM Network reported that 1 in 110 children had ASD (based on 2006 data from 11 communities). And, in 2012, the ADDM Network reported that 1 in 88 children had ASD (based on 2008 data from 14 communities). This means that the estimated prevalence of ASD has increased roughly 29% since 2008, 64% since 2006, and 123% since 2002.
reply to post by ManFromEurope
I said vaccines are a suspected culprit, which they are.
Have they caused countless other terrible side effects? Yes
Can you link a source to your absolute scientifically tested proof?
But I digress, this thread isn't about vaccines.
Scientists found differences in the brain structures of kids with autism compared to kids who don't have autism. Those specific structures form during the second trimester of pregnancy, suggesting that autism is something that is present long before birth.
So if you have certain genes you can get it. All I have to say is if its coming out at age two that's about the time you've been hit by about 50 vaccines. When I was in school I think we had about 6 to 9 vaccines total.
The only thing that has increased in pollution, GMO, and vaccines. Please tell me if there is something else?
I have seen videos on Youtube of the devastation these vaccines cause to nerve cells in the brain tissue.
So there is scientific fact to back up vaccines as being a culprit.
How about GMO? Do we have any studies showing it to mess with the brain? I know a lot of studies were done on rats. What pollution could be causing this that a child between 1 months and 2 years could intake? Tap water?
Autism prevalence in the United States with respect to solar UV-B doses: An ecological study
Evidence is mounting that vitamin D deficiency is intimately involved in autism. We report on autism prevalence by US state for those aged 6–17 y in 2010 with respect to indices of solar UV-B (UVB) doses. We calculated autism prevalence rates for white, black and Asian Americans by using total prevalence and relative populations of minors for each ethnic group by state. Analyses omit AK and HI (considered extreme cases), WY (no data), along with AZ and ND for black Americans (low numbers) and DC, ME, MT, ND and SD for Asian Americans (low numbers). For white Americans, the regression coefficient for solar UVB doses and autism prevalence ranged from -0.52 in January to -0.57 in October. For black Americans, the regression coefficient for latitude was 0.61, whereas those for solar UVB ranged from -0.55 to -0.61. For Asian Americans, the values for solar UVB ranged from -0.28 to -0.38. The inverse correlation between solar UVB and autism prevalence is similar to that for many types of cancer in the US. The journal literature indicates that adverse effects on fetal brain development during pregnancy due to vitamin D deficiency can explain these findings. However, we cannot rule out a role of vitamin D deficiency in early life.
According to the NHS website, the childhood vaccine schedule is 8 to 9 vaccines. Don't know where you're getting this 50 figure from.
According to research released this week and reported on NBC News, “Autism starts with disrupted genes [and is] a failure of early formation,” a formation experts begins in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
The study proves that genetics are a huge factor, so scientists are now looking at what exactly happens during pregnancy in order to figure out this new link. It has previously been reported that influenza (the flu) during pregnancy increases the risk of autism, but could that really be responsible for such a large number of cases of autism? I doubt it, but others factors that women are exposed to during pregnancy likely also increase the risk of autism. We just don’t know what.
I have a niece who is perfectly normal, intelligent and coherent, but her mum has been persuaded by some loon with a "qualification" that she's autistic.