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based on a 2014 survey of eight-year-old children across 11 residential communities in the country, so clearly it was out of date. It was not a valid estimate of the prevalence of ASD in the U.S. in 2017 or 2018,1 and we don’t know what the figure is for 2019.
As pediatrician Bob Sears, MD notes, the “main drawback” of this methodology by the CDC is that it takes “many years to research and report data this way, and the information is very old by the time we get it.” Dr. Sears adds:
For example, for kids born in 2004, the CDC had to wait until they were are 8 years old (2012), then take two years to gather the data on diagnosis rates, then publish it. So, we didn’t learn the rate of autism in these kids until 10 years after they are born.2
So long as the methodology (notably the four-year lag time and the focus on eight-year-olds) used by the CDC is known and understood, it is not a problem. The public just needs to be aware that the CDC’s autism prevalence figure is always going to be out of date by the time it is released.
A better source for more current information on the prevalence of autism in the U.S. is the National Health Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is the U.S. government’s principal health statistics agency.3
The NCHS conducts nationwide surveys to tabulate health data on different topics, including estimates for how prevalent autism is among children. In 2017, the NCHS published health data for 2014-2016 which pegged the prevalence of autism for children aged 3-17 years at 1 in 36 in 2016, compared to 1 in 43 in 2015 and 1 in 45 in 2014.2
As of 2017, the 1 in 36 figure appeared to be the most current estimate from the U.S. government for the prevalence of autism, not the 1 in 59 figure that has been so commonly cited by the media and other sources for the past year.4 5 6 7
To make things slightly more confusing, there is a new autism prevalence figure in a study published in the journal Pediatrics in December 2018 based on the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). That study estimates that 1 in 40 children have autism. The NSCH is funded and directed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).8 9 10
1 Parpia R, Fisher BL. CDC: Autism Rate Going Up. The Vaccine Reaction May 28, 2018.
2 Sears R. Autism Rate Jumps to 1 in 36 Children, 1 in 28 Boys. AskDrSears.
3 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4 University of Central Florida. Processed foods and effect on developing fetus’ brain: Autism link? Science Daily June 20, 2019.
5 How Common is Autism? Autism Science Foundation.
6 Staff News Writer. Wearable tech supports home therapy for kids with autism. American Medical Association June 21, 2019.
7 Max. I Have Autism and I’m Offended by the Anti-Vax Movement. Newsweek June 19, 2019.
8 Mozes A. Report: Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 40 Children. HealthDay Nov. 26, 2018.
9 Kogan MD, Vladutiu CJ, Schieve LA, Ghandour RM, Blumberg SJ, Zablotsky B, Perrin JM, Shattuck P, Kuhlthau KA, Harwood RL, Lu MC. The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children. Pediatrics December 2018; 142(6).
10 The National Survey of Children’s Health. Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health.
For more: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/06/13/blast-from-the-past-cdc-vaccine-authors-destroy-evidence-of-vaccine-harm/ CDC scientist William Thompson admitted scientists purposely destroyed data.
“The omitted data suggested that African-American males whoreceived the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increasedrisk for autism.” Dr. William Thompson
Published on Oct 29, 2015
“The omitted data suggested that African-American males whoreceived the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increasedrisk for autism.” Dr. William Thompson
“Decisions were made regarding the findings of the report that thedata was collected and I believe that the final study protocol was notfollowed.” Dr. William Thompson
For more: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/29/spider-attacks-cdc/ This article lists case by case of CDC fraud and corruption.
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/27/strange-case-of-poul-thorsen-vaccine-data-manipulator-extraordinaire/ “When the CDC was notified by Thorsen’s Denmark colleagues about inaccuracies regarding CDC grants and funding, further investigation resulted “in 22 federal criminal counts – 13 counts of wire fraud and 9 counts of money laundering,” which never have been acted upon by the USA or CDC. Thorsen is hiding in plain sight, working and publishing articles in Denmark, with no extradition apparently requested by the CDC! How strange? “The United States has had an Extradition Treaty with Denmark since the Nixon Administration (1974).” (Pg. 4)….
the Danish medical researcher who produced the ‘premiere safety study’ that vaccines do not cause Autism; however, the study was produced fraudulently, but the CDC still promotes it and has not retracted it from vaccinology research, as science protocol requires.”
As we are entering another April, you hardly hear much about Autism Awareness (guess everyone that counts IS aware of this terrifying pandemic), and you certainly do not hear about any better answers (medical or otherwise) for parents now, than when Autism Speaks (Feb. 2005) and so many parent groups sprang up to “help “
Sadly, it’s getting easier and easier to explain why. Over all theses year, neither those in charge of our present medical system (impossible to be innocently misdirected at this time) or these groups have wanted to admit the truth; A terrible mistake was made (and still being perpetuated), these children must have a medical disease, because most have organic (medical – motor) issues, and for the reason below do not fit or qualify for what IS being called “autism.”
IF multiple times over in the 40s, 50s, 60s, Dr. Kanner and other worldwide prominent psychiatrists argued, stood up, and fought for the idea this new idea of “autism” was unique from other childhood schizophrenias; AND unless a child met the strict criteria set up, a child did not have “autism”!!!
As discussed, many times, those strict criteria included:
IF the system won’t change, the organized groups won’t change, how many of you as parents are ready to finally change, ready to come together in the one fight NEVER done over ALL these years. Your children are ill, they do not have a DSM, psychiatric, developmental label called autism and you want immediate medical help for your children, a medical crisis that has been completely ignored for well over 24++ years.
If enough of you can come together, create a new organization focused on the right solution (starts with this is NOT autism), this April could be the start of real hope for all of you and your families. IF not, sadly safe to say, nothing is going to change . . . hope that statement is finally unacceptable to many more of you. You and your children deserve a lot more, and a real change for a better future . . . not same old, same old.
Michael Goldberg, MD
Dr. Goldberg makes very important and valid points. Without the correct definition, patients can not get appropriate treatment.
This is true in the Lyme/MSIDS world as well. Mainstream medicine is calling this complex illness “Lyme Disease,” when it typically is so much more than that.
Research has proven this is typically a polymicrobial illness causing a wide range of symptoms – each necessitating different treatment: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/30/study-shows-lyme-msids-patients-infected-with-many-pathogens-and-explains-why-we-are-so-sick/
Mainstream medicine also hasn’t admitted that borrelia alone is a formidable foe that is pleomorphic requiring different medications for each form: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/04/05/ability-of-stationary-phase-persister-biofilm-microcolonies-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-to-cause-more-severe-disease/
They also push the “classic EM rash” criteria, when far fewer get it than is being touted: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/02/22/why-mainstream-lyme-msids-research-remains-in-the-dark-ages/ Nearly ALL research being done uses the EM criteria as a starting point, leaving out thousands of patients.
Mainstream research on Lyme/MSIDS has used abysmal blood serology testing for decades, suppressing direct detection methods: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/12/direct-diagnostic-tests-for-lyme-the-closest-thing-to-an-apology-you-are-ever-going-to-get/ Again, this leaves out thousands of patients in research.
And, importantly, there’s far more at play than the vilified black legged tick: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/04/02/transmission-of-lyme-disease-lida-mattman-phd/
Mattman isolated living Borrelia spirochetes in mosquitoes, fleas, mites, semen, urine, blood, plasma and Cerebral Spinal Fluid. She discovered that this bacteria is dangerous because it can survive and spread without cell wall (L shape). Because L-forms do not possess cell wall, they are resistant to antibiotics that act upon the cell wall.
Others have found various ways Bb is transmitted as well:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by: Ethan Huff
(Natural News) When it comes to the Religion of Vaccination, there’s one area of research that’s completely off-limits, and it encompasses looking into vaccine safety and effectiveness independently, and with an open mind. The reason for this, of course, is that every time a scientist dares to do this, he or she typically discovers that vaccines aren’t nearly as safe or effective as the medical police state claims – which instantly makes said scientist a target of the medical establishment, which has no qualms about doing almost anything in order to silence the truth.
One recent and prominent example of this type of medical tyranny involves Professor Chris Exley of Keele University in the United Kingdom, whose focused research into aluminum toxicity led him to conclude that childhood vaccines, many of which contain neurotoxic aluminum, can, in fact, cause autism – a discovery that, if you’ve been following independent vaccine science for any considerable period of time, is inherently “controversial” and a recipe for trouble.
Like Dr. Andrew Wakefield before him, Prof. Exley merely reported his findings in the interest of public health, as any good scientist would do. And in the process, he’s made himself enemy number one of the Vaccine Mafia, which is now trying to destroy his career and life by barring him from raising any further funding for his research endeavors.
In essence, Prof. Exley has officially blown the lid off the highly-destructive nature of aluminum in vaccines, indicating that this common chemical adjuvant has the potential to cause “severe and disabling” autism in children who are injected with it. And for violating the medical establishment’s never-to-be-challenged doctrine of “all vaccines are safe and effective,” Prof. Exley is now having to endure the ire of the priests and priestesses of the Cult of Vaccination, which are now out for blood.
Prof. Exley was one of the underwriters for an eye-opening 2017 study published in EBioMedicine, a journal associated with The Lancet, which found that underarm cosmetic products – mainly antiperspirant deodorants that contain aluminum – increase users’ risk of developing breast cancer.
He’s also studied other areas of aluminum toxicity similarly unrelated to vaccines – though vaccines eventually became a natural next-step for his particular area of focus. And rather than censor the progressive course of his research endeavors, Prof. Exley stuck true to science – and for doing this, he’s now paying a big price.
The good news, though, is that many people are on Prof. Exley’s side, and are working hard to get him funding from other sources. Some of his most ardently faithful followers have actually set up a GoFundMe page to help raise financial support for his continued research endeavors.
In light of the medical establishment’s continued betrayal of not only his work but also science at large, it’s up to everyday folks who care about truth to step up to the plate to make sure that parents know the truth – and more importantly, to ensure that as many children as possible are protected against toxic injections that could cause them lifelong harm.
“We’ve seen this drama unfold many times,” comments Age of Autism about this latest saga.
“A well respected doctor or researcher begins to ask questions about vaccine safety as a result of the science he or she conducts, and his career is adversely affected … [Prof. Exley’s] funding is dwindling and he needs our help.”
Also, be sure to check out the book How to End the Autism Epidemic by J.B. Handley.
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The following graph pretty much says it all:
The following information taken from the Organic Lifestyle magazine shows the censorship happening on anyone who departs from the accepted narrative that touts vaccines are safe: https://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/doctor-asks-fda-to-reconsider-safe-levels-of-aluminum-gets-censored-and-suspended-on-medium
Dr. James Lyons-Weiler’s published a study, Reconsideration of the immunotherapeutic pediatric safe dose levels of aluminum, that says the recognized safe aluminum levels in vaccines are based on immune efficacy and ignore body weight. James says that several critical mistakes have been made in the consideration of pediatric dosing of aluminum and that safety inferences of vaccine doses of aluminum have relied solely on dietary (ingested, not injected) exposure studies of adult mice and rats.
On Day 1 of life, infants receive 17 times more aluminum than would be allowed if doses were adjusted per body weight.
The FDA states that 850 mcg of aluminum is safe for an adult. With his research, James found that a series of errors led to the guidelines that state 850 mcg of aluminum is safe for an adult.
The first serious problem (Problem #1) is that a provisionally tolerable weekly limit assumed to be safe was, by a series of errors and bad assumptions, transformed into a daily limit that appeared to be backed by studies. The studies used were not up to date, and the FDA’s determination used spurious estimates to transform safety information from dietary studies of adult mice into injected safe limits in human infants. These errors were made, in part, in the pediatric limit consideration by the FDA, who used outdated information not consistent with other organizations like World Health Organization.
To add to the confusion, the 1 mg/kg/week was also then changed to 2 mg/kg/week. The ATDSR used information from one study, assumed 1 mg/kg/week, adjusted using arbitrary functions that are without a doubt as good as a bad guess.
The provenance of these errors is reviewed further below, and in our newly published study.”
We came across this study last week on Medium. It has since been deleted, along with Jame’s account. We checked on web.archive.org to see if the page had been preserved; it had not. We searched Google, but it’s gone from search results, but we did find the article republished by James on LinkedIn.
This Open Letter originally appeared on Medium.com. Due to their censorship, it is ported here.= JLW. It is based on peer-reviewed studies.” – Dear FDA: Please Reconsider “Safe” Levels of Aluminum…
We also noticed that Jame’s Medium account has been suspended. And Bing is a little slower to eliminate the search results. If you want, click here to see their Cached version while it’s still available, but you can also read the full article republished on LinkedIn.
Articles on aluminum in vaccines: https://vactruth.com/?s=safe+levels+of+aluminum
For a great site on all things vaccine related. There is a list of scientific articles: https://vaccinepapers.org