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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: US CDC Autism Prevalence Estimates Challenged

I didn’t see this autism “controversy” brewing. The authors of an article published  in the Sage Autism journal have challenged the credibility of the US CDC autism prevalence figures. The full article is on line and free for viewing (PDF also available free) at: Should we believe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: US CDC Autism Prevalence Estimates Challenged

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: USA’s 1 in 68 Autism Rates and Canada’s Fake National Autism Strategy

“At present there is no government monitoring system in place to provide us with accurate statistics on the prevalence of ASDs in Canada”  Autism Society Canada  The recent USA CDC reports that US autism rates are now estimated at 1 in 68 highlights, yet again, the lack of a Real National Autism Strategy in . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: USA’s 1 in 68 Autism Rates and Canada’s Fake National Autism Strategy

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Now 1 in 50? Round Up the Usual Suspects AGAIN

From last years increase of autism prevalence rates from 1 in 110 to 1 in 88 a new report, based on parental reporting now indicates a rate of 1 in 50. Time once again to call out Inspector Renault (looking much like Insel, Grinker and other autism can not really be rising true believers) . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Now 1 in 50? Round Up the Usual Suspects AGAIN

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: 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