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More Than 1 in 10 Boys in America are Developmentally Disabled

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The prevalence of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities continues to rise in the United States, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The percentage of American children 3-17 years of age with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a different developmental problem increased from 7.4 percent to 8.56 percent during 2019-2021.1 2 3 4 5

The CDC’s latest National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that 1.8 percent of children in the U.S. were diagnosed with an intellectual disability, 3.11 percent (1 in 32) with ASD and just over 6 percent with some other developmental delay. The prevalence of children diagnosed with other developmental delays, such as cerebral palsy or speech disorders, increased the most—from 5.08 percent in 2019 to 6.06 percent in 2021.1 2 4 5

Autism Diagnosed in 1 in 22 Boys

The NHIS pegged the rate of developmental disabilities for boys at 10.76 percent, compared to girls at 5.31 percent. The rate of autism for boys was also higher at 4.66 percent (1 in 22), compared to girls a 1.5 percent (1 in 66).4 5

“It’s been a constant increase, it seems, with these national surveys, every time they measure it, it seems to go up,” said Maureen Durkin, PhD, MPH, chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Population Health Sciences. “[It] opens up an entire agenda of things we need to do to prevent disability and improve outcomes overall.”4

While it has been reported that the rate of autism in children did not increase by a “statistically significant amount” from 2019 to 2021, the rate increase was significant when compared to NHIS data for 2009-2011 and 2015-2017. In those previous surveys, the ASD rate was 1.1 percent (1 in 91) and 2.5 percent (1 in 40).4 6

The 3.11 percent rate for ASD identified in the most recent NHIS report is also significant when compared to the ASD rate of 2.8 percent (1 in 36) for American children published by the CDC on Mar. 24, 2023. That rate was based on data collected in 2020 by the surveillance program funded by the CDC known as the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.7

Black Children Now Have Highest Rate of Autism

A major finding of the NHIS report is that, among race and ethnic groups, White children no longer have the highest rate of autism. Some 3.06 percent of White children in the U.S. were diagnosed with ASD in 2021, compared to 3.56 percent of Black children, 2.96 percent of Hispanic children and 2.87 percent of Asian children.5

This finding is consistent with the CDC’s analysis of the data from the ADDM Network:

For the first time among children aged 8 years, the prevalence of ASD was lower among White children than among other racial and ethnic groups, reversing the direction of racial and ethnic differences in ASD prevalence observed in the past.7

“There’s been an almost sea change in that in the last decade,” Dr. Durkin said. “For every time before there was this persistent disparity, with higher prevalence in White children, and in high socioeconomic status communities, which is unlike any other disability.”4


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  1. When your child has autism, and you march them in for another vaccine anyways. Level Up! / We live in a sea of toxic exposure from various environmental and medicinal exposures. Chemicals in foods. Astrazine in water turning entire sets of life forms into trans sexually confused species. Glyphosate sprayed everywhere. Toxic cancer causing cellular stasis destroying wireless frequencies like 5g in every damned modern tech item which has already endangered more than half of all insect life on this planet. Dangerous medicines like vaccines where toxins are sent directly into the body as all the bodies natural defense mechanisms are bypassed. Toxic additives in paints, cleaning chemicals, thermal printed receipts, endocrine disrupting substances in every single use of plastic to hold any form of liquid, etc. Offgassing VOC’s in textile productions. Chemtrails and toxic particulates like aerosolized aluminum killing the earths bio health. Genetically modified foods which destroy health of those whom consume the products. There is a very long list. So everyone gets away with anything because no one product can be proved without a doubt to be the sole cause of harm. Better living WITHOUT chemicals. Just to start, be more aware of chemicals in your life. Autism can be cured because the diagnosis of what causes autism is incorrect. Sure, there is some genetic component but that does not explain rapid exponential proliferation of higher degrees of cases. Therefore; environmental exposure is the most probable cause. Think long term toxic build up, then think long term cleansing and more carefully controlling exposure levels. Pick your poison because all the possible causes I’ve listed above potentiate each others deadly effects when mixed in the human body.

  2. I’m curious if anyone has information on jaundice born babies.. is there a correlation between shots given at birth that caused jaundice?? Anyone

  3. Why is it that people accept childhood cancer so easily and never relate it to vaccines??? I get angry when I hear of a baby or child with cancer.

    1. People are told how to think. Automatons. Many people are literally hypnotized and still function. However, they are incapable of thinking independently. They make comments like why is this still happening, how come people don’t understand, and I’m curious if these obvious correlations are actual correlations. Allow me to introduce you to a skill called logical inference, higher reasoning, and speculative consideration of the issues. Follow the money and you will find that most messaging you are exposed to is for profit motives and has nothing to do with fact, logic, or accurately derived conclusions utilizing the scientific method. Question everything and trust no one. Only then will you begin the journey towards enlightenment and regaining control of your own mind. The mind, a terrible thing to waste. This is your mind. This is your mind on corporate propaganda (sizzle sounds). Any questions?

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