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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Rising? Not According to Behavior Analyst Steve Taylor Who Proclaims That Autism Is 100% Genetic In Origin

Since my son was diagnosed with Autistic Disorder in 1998 the rates of diagnosed autism have risen dramatically from 1 in 500 to the current estimated rate of 1 in 88.  There is common acknowledgement that a substantial increase resulted from the DSM-IV changes which pushed acceptance of Aspergers as part of an autism . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Rising? Not According to Behavior Analyst Steve Taylor Who Proclaims That Autism Is 100% Genetic In Origin

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Are All Epidemiological Autism Studies Flawed?

Autism diagnoses have been increasing at incredible rates.  Within the past two decades estimates of the numbers of persons diagnosed with autism has increased from 1 in 500 to 1 in 250 to 1 in 110 to 1 in 88.  Those are startling numbers to this humble, unsophisticated mind.  Yet to many in the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Are All Epidemiological Autism Studies Flawed?

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Wright Is Right: Autism Has Become An Epidemic

Bob Wright co-founder of Autism Speaks testified before ta US National Congress  committee and made a number of important points including what is obvious to those who are actually paying attention to autism realities: autism has become an ep… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Wright Is Right: Autism Has Become An Epidemic

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism Is An Epidemic: Time To Stop Pretending Otherwise

Autism Speaks, commenting on and citing an article  from the Boston Globe,  reports that American Academy of Pediatrics President Elect James Perrin, M.D., F.A.A.P., has called autism an epidemic: “James Perrin, M.D., F.A.A.P., president… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism Is An Epidemic: Time To Stop Pretending Otherwise

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: The Burden of Proof: IACC Director Insel’s 2009 Statement On Autism Increases

“Based on the above mentioned research, approximately 53% percent of the increase in autism prevalence over time may be explained by changes in diagnosis (26%), greater awareness (16%), and an increase in parental age (11%). While this research is beginning to help us understand the increase in autism prevalence, half of the increase . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: The Burden of Proof: IACC Director Insel’s 2009 Statement On Autism Increases

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Rates Reach New Epidemic Levels? Round Up the Usual Suspects!

“The usual suspects The people habitually suspected or arrested in response to a crime. The phrase is usually used in regard to scapegoats rather than actual perpetrators of the crime in question. This expression has a specific and unambiguous origin. It was spoken by Captain Louis Renault, the French prefect of police, played . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Rates Reach New Epidemic Levels? Round Up the Usual Suspects!

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada’s Autism Epidemic? To Start With We Have to Use American Numbers 1in 88 Children, 1 in 54 Boys

The CDC in the US has released new numbers on the autism epidemic in the US.  It now estimates that 1in 88 children (1 in 54 boys) have an autism disorder.  There are no known, reliable estimates available for Canada which has not updated its autism estimates in several years.  The Harper government has . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada’s Autism Epidemic? To Start With We Have to Use American Numbers 1in 88 Children, 1 in 54 Boys