Saturday, September 26, 2009

can you check this out for me?

I don't normally do this, but I am linking to the article on new autism rates I wrote at simply because I am still reeling at what I found out. I am having a hard time believing it but the CDC appears to be trying to bury new numbers as to the rates of autism in the US. The rate is now 1 in 100, or 1% of all kids in the United States will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. WHY isn't this all over the news? Your guess is as good as mine. Read the article. What do you think?

T, who is NOT a Conspiracy Theorist, but is searching for an explanation

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Liz Ditz said...

The reason it wasn't all over the news is that the article was embargoed until today. Age of Autism & the examiner broke the embargo, which (in the case of Age of Autism, which claims to be staffed by "professional journalists") is rather embarrassing.

Go read John Wills Lloyd and Nestor Lopez-Duran have to say about what the study actually means

There was also the UK survey of adults, using a more rigorous methodology, which also suggests that the 1% prevalence rate is historically accurate (given of course the broader, 21st century definition of autism). Start at LeftBrain/RightBrain 1 in 100 Adults are Autistic

Liz Ditz said...

Tina, turns out I didn't have the story straight. Sulllivan at LeftBrain/RightBrain has all the details

It's pretty complicated.

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