According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States continues to increase. In a report published on Mar. 27, 2020, the CDC estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the country is now one in 54 children—up from one in 59 reported by the agency in April 2018, for an increase of nearly 10 percent.1 2 3
The new rate is based on a 2016 survey of eight-year-old children across 11 residential communities in the U.S. that are part of an active ASD surveillance program known as the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.1
The old rate was based on a similar survey done in 2014.4
Autism Prevalence in U.S. Could be Higher Than One Child in 54
The one in 54 rate does not account for the number of eight year old children with an ASD diagnosis in 2017, 2018 and 2019, so the actual rate may be higher. In 2017, the National Health Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is the U.S. government’s principal health statistics agency, published health data for 2014-2016, which estimated autism prevalence for children aged 3-17 years at 1 in 36 in 2016, compared to 1 in 43 in 2015 and 1 in 45 in 2014.4
The newly published CDC report said that boys were four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls—the same ratio as in previous reports. It also found that ASD rates varied across the ADDM communities, with the highest registered in New Jersey (one in 32) and the lowest in Colorado (one in 76). It also found no difference in ASD rates for black and white children.1 2 3
According to Stuart Shapira, MD of the CDC, “Some of the increase in autism prevalence might be due to the way children are identified, diagnosed and receiving services in their communities. The increase may also reflect reductions in racial differences in identification of autism.”3
In the 1990s, One Child in 2,500 Had Autism in the U.S.
In a 2018 article in The Vaccine Reaction, Rishma Parpia and Barbara Loe Fisher noted that autism was once a rare brain and immune system disorder but now has become common among children. They wrote: “In the 1990s, autism prevalence estimates ranged from one in 2,500 to one in 1,000 children. By 2000, the CDC estimated ASD prevalence was one in 150 children and, by 2006, it had increased to one in 110 children.”5
1 Maenner MJ, et. al. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2016. MMWR Mar. 27, 2020; 69(4): 1–12.
2 Press Release. CDC estimate on autism prevalence increases by nearly 10 percent, to 1 in 54 children in the U.S. Autism Speaks Mar. 26, 2020.
3 Diament M. CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again. Disability Scoop Mar. 26, 2020.
4 Cáceres M. Autism Affecting Up to 1 in 36 Children in America. The Vaccine Reaction July 3, 2019.
5 Parpia R, Fisher BL. CDC: Autism Rate Going Up. The Vaccine Reaction May 28, 2018.
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Can our society survive having 2% of its population crippled by autism?
“In the 1990s, One Child in 2,500 Had Autism in the U.S.”
I’m just curious about how much of the current 1-in-54 rate is due to increased awareness and testing, and a difference in clinical terminology. Back in the 90’s I don’t recall ever hearing the term “ASD”. I think “the spectrum” came to be a common term later.
I’m reading Dr. Judy Mitkovits book Plague and have watched her recent interviews on utube -with the panel on TTAV Ty and Charlene Bolinger’s, and other interviews she has had now that the gag order on her was finally over. I’m not a medical person, but the information on virus retrovirus, contaminated vaccines, holy cow!!! If I wasn’t already opposed to vaccination, I would be after listening to what is really going on with the push for vaccines. How did we ever survive without injecting toxins into our blood stream and muscle tissue. Yes, I am seeing the increase and I believe it is caused by the Crap in vaccines. The latest push by the “medical” establishment for cov-19 vaccine is nothing short of evil.
I think it’s time to do a study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. Only then will we be able to put to rest the belief by the industry that vaccines do not cause autism. My guess is that they don’t want to do a comparative study because they know better. Why is the press not asking these questions??? The censorship of dissenting beliefs is intolerable and needs to stop.
A small study has been done: “Analysis of health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated children: Developmental delays, asthma, ear infections and gastrointestinal disorders”
It is available on SAGE Open Medicine or can be downloaded from the Children’s Health Defense site at: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/05-28-20-Analysis-of-Health-Outcomes-in-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-children.pdf
See the books Plague, and Plague of Corruption by Judy Mikovits to see that autism sometimes may be caused by a retrovirus.
Vaccination needs to stop until they are safety tested.
Meantime Homeoprophylaxis is a safe alternative available now.
If the skyrocketing rates of autism related to better Diagnostics and awareness, then where are all of the adults with autism?
I would not trust the CDC for the time of day. It is corrupt to its core, serves as a satellite company for the pharmaceutical industry, buys the vaccines for the U.S., knows the real rate of autism in the U,S., knows the direct damage the MMR vaccine has caused, knows little bodies cannot handle the 50 + shots it ‘recommends for children by age 6, and its high priests in white coats know there’s six and seven figure revolving door jobs waiting for them if they leave the CDC or retire.
To answer your question Kelly G. My neighborhood 12 families …one family with one adult suffering from Autism. My in laws neighborhood’s STREET 2 families with one adult EACH famiy suffering from Autusm … is not that too many for you ? Did you also knew that there several spectrums of autism… some of them ” functional “in society? Not all the spectrums are the ” socially disallienated ?
Edith…So what were their diagnosis as a child…were they just labeled retarded? Wouldn’t they make the data adjustments too dispel today’s evidence? If you are correct then even the few vaccines (8-11) that were given then, would be considered dangerous. Do you know that the jabs before graduation went from the 8-11 to the increase of 72 jabs before graduation? Common sense should send up a red flag!
Vaccines have set children up for a lifetime of drug dependency for childhood diabetes, cancer, asthma, seizures and numerous other heath issues, which in all accounts become job security for big pharma! Their greed and philosophy of population control jells very well in this vaccine war, and war it will be if they try to mandate this new vaccine. Think about it!
Who could ever think that tiny undeveloped human brains could ever withstand all the assaults to it by way of repeated jabbings of vaccine needles throughout childhood without problems? Add to that all the assaults to their bodies and brains by chemical laden stomach filler (not real food), impure air to breathe, chemicals to slather on bodies, chemical laden drinking water, and we realize how amazing the human body really is. Imagine if that body were allowed to mature with a healthy immune system, grown on pure healthy food with perfect ratios of vitamins and minerals, and wonderful drinking water. Hard to imagine such a healthy body, isn’t it?
Do you know that fluoride is a fertilizer by product, and has never been proven to improve the health of teeth? Many municipalities use it in your drinking water without bothering to do any research on it. Financial incentives for doing so?
It is said that the HIV Vaccine prevents Cervical Cancer in 7th Grade girls – yet a batch of them got this cancer after receiving the shots. / I wonder why the Gates Foundation says everyone should get the HIV Vaccine by 2030 – with some exceptions granted?
I truly believe that Bill Gates is on the spectrum. I’ve seen him on stage, sitting in a chair and rocking back and forth. Just like my autistic man-child.
His push for vaccines may be Gates’ way of trying to create man in his own image.
Steve, sense they want to control population wouldn’t they consider sterilization as a way to accomplish their goal? Research those numbers!
I think you mean the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine – very dangerous vaccine – one of the highest amounts of aluminum as adjuvant!
My nephew has been rushed to children’s hospital multiple times due to inflamed pancreas.
and this does not even take into account all other subtle issues such as some learning difficulties, some digestive issues and other chronic disorders. So yes, there are a lot of now young adults affected at a much higher proportion if you start looking at those born after 1989. However, even my daughter who was born in late 1989 and hence was not yet subjected to the full schedule of vaccines that is the norm today, has had to battle with digestive issues all her short life so far and had some hard time in school. She is still overall healthy and has graduated from College. She has decided not to vaccinate her son born in 2016 (as many of her friends who had children at about the same time) and I completely support her in that decision. I am also learning to live with the fact that as a young mother in 1989 I should not have trusted the pediatrician who took care of her. Going through my family history there were at least 2 other cases of severe injuries from vaccines, one was my mother’s cousin who was born in the mid to late 1940s and was severely brain damaged after receiving a vaccine (I cannot fully find out which one), a cousin of my grand-mother died in childhood in the late 1930s after a vaccine, and finally my aunt passed away in her early 50s after getting a very rare cancer which could most likely be tied to the polio vaccine contaminated with SV40. Go through your family tree and I guarantee anyone sadly that you will find cases.