This subject played a role in our decision to never vaccinate our kids. I’m not saying it’s tied to it, no one knows for sure. I was going to talk about this last week, but held off, and ironically enough, it’s a subject now in the news.
Take a look at this autism chart from the CDC. Look at the rapid increase in autism rates over the years.
Note: All autism data is based on tracking within 11 communities in the United States.
Back when we did our research, the autism rate was 1 in 150 births. I remember finding a chart back then that went much further back. The autism rates had continued to climb, I couldn’t believe it was 1 in 150 back then!
Now look at the rate!
1 in 36 children have autism today.
So it continues to increase, year after year.
What’s causing it, and why is this not an important health issue?
As with anything, there’s a lot of false information out there. This article claims the Amish don’t get autism as they don’t vaccinate, and they primarily eat only their own grown organic food.
That’s simply not true.
We’ve spent a lot of time in Amish communities, especially the big one there in Elkhart Indiana. I can tell you, the Amish shop at the same stores we do. In fact, on the side of the Walmart in one town, they have a spot for them to park their buggies. On numerous occasions, I saw them purchasing what I would call, unhealthy food products.
Then we have this study from back in 2010,
Preliminary data have identified the presence of ASD in the Amish community at a rate of approximately 1 in 271 children using standard ASD screening and diagnostic tools although some modifications may be in order.
- Back in 2010, 1 in 271 Amish children had autism.
- Back in 2010, the CDC said the rate was 1 in 68 children.
So the Amish have a lower rate, but autism still exists in their communities. This tells me, the issue concerns lots of things. Our food supply, water, pollution, and no doubt, vaccination.
So here’s another thought…
The CDC says the present autism rate is 1 in 36 births. Now I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of kids and I almost never see an autistic one. If the rate was truly 1 in 36 kids, then I should see a lot of autism, but I don’t.
So is it possible, there is an “autism diagnosis” problem?
One thing is certain, it should have been investigated decades ago.