Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

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 […]

Autism Prevalence is Declining in California Counties With Higher Incomes

Autism Prevalence is Declining in California Counties With Higher Incomes

Story Highlights Researchers have documented that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is declining in financially secure, predominantly Caucasian communities in California, in contrast to steeply rising rates seen in counties where many families of every race are living in poverty. Researchers did not determine whether the observed declines are related to accessibility of […]

The Media’s Obsession With the ‘Debunked’ Lancet Study

The Media’s Obsession With the ‘Debunked’ Lancet Study

How many times have you read or heard about the “debunked”1 2 3 study published in the British medical journal The Lancet in 1998 that described “gastrointestinal and developmental regression in a group of previously normal children?”4 Probably lots of times, particularly if you follow the debate on the safety of vaccines and the ethics of mandatory vaccination. […]

Autism Rate in New Jersey Up 43 Percent

Autism Rate in New Jersey Up 43 Percent

A study by Rutgers University has found that the rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) four-year-old children in New Jersey rose by 43 percent from 2010 to 2014, to an estimated rate of 1 in 35 children—the highest of any state in the United States. According to the research, which was published earlier this year […]

Scientists Find Chronic Brain Inflammation in Children With Autism

Scientists Find Chronic Brain Inflammation in Children With Autism

Story Highlights A new study out of Tufts University suggests that inflammation may be the “main driver” in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chronic inflammation, of the brain and the gut, have long been recognized as playing a role in ASD, though the relationships played by each remain unsettled. ASD, along with many […]

Chris Exley, PhD on the Link Between Aluminum in Vaccines and Autism

Chris Exley, PhD on the Link Between Aluminum in Vaccines and Autism

When we looked in the autism brain tissues, we found nearly all of the aluminum was, first of all, inside cells, but not even inside neurocells but inside what are called the housekeeping cells of the brain—the glial cells, the microglia or, indeed, cells which are called inflammatory or pro-inflammatory cells. Now, these are cells […]

Autism Affecting Up to 1 in 36 Children in America

Autism Affecting Up to 1 in 36 Children in America

In April 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States at 1 in 59 children. The figure was based on a 2014 survey of eight-year-old children across 11 residential communities in the country, so clearly it was out of […]

A Nation Where Half of the Children Become Autistic?

A Nation Where Half of the Children Become Autistic?

On June 5, 2014, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory made the following statement at an event sponsored by the Groton Wellness organization in Groton, Massachusetts: At today’s rate, by 2025, 1 in 2 children will be autistic.1 Dr. Seneff repeated the […]

CDC: 1 in 45 Children Diagnosed With Autism

CDC: 1 in 45 Children Diagnosed With Autism

A total of 2.24% of U.S. children (1 in 45 children) aged 3 to 17 years have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to new statistics released by the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. The new figure is up from 1.25% reported from 2011 to 2013. The prevalence of developmental delay fell to 3.57% from 4.84%, while the rate of intellectual disability remained virtually…