Monday, August 10, 2009

1 in 100

I've seen references in the last week or so to a new prevalence number - 1 in every 100 children now has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. That's really scary. More and more kids are being diagnosed, yet all we hear about is what "doesn't" cause autism. With so many lives being affected, don't you think they could come up with what DOES cause autism?

I wanted to find the source documents for the new number, and found this. When do you think the CDC will actually take these numbers seriously? When will someone become interested in .6 percent of children who had the diagnosis, but lost it? Isn't that something worth studying?

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