Saturday, September 26, 2009

Is the CDC quietly revising autism numbers behind our back?

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

Tina Cruz is a writer, wife and mother of three children, two who have high-functioning autism, one who has Asperger's tendencies. She advocates for autism awareness and education, as well as acceptance. She views autism as a growth process and the opportunity to connect parents for support as a privilege. She is the Special Needs Editor at typeamom LA Special Needs Kids Examiner at and her own site, Send Chocolate reflects her passion for her children and autism. t Autism Sucks is her brainchild.
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  1. As a parent, advocate and mildly autistic person I must say how offended I am with your writings. Autism does not suck nor does being a parent of autistic children.How is this crap promoting acceptance? It's people like you who make it so very hard for us autistic's to be accepted into society. May God have mercy on you.

  2. Wow, really? You're a mom of high-functioning autistic children and you say it sucks? I have a 3-year-old with PDD-NOS, he's extremely high functioning, sweet, loving and so smart. I, myself, have Asperger's syndrome, which wasn't diagnosed until just a few months ago. I didn't consider my diagnosis "sucky". I was actually quite relieved because it explained alot about my personality quirks.

  3. Will you keep us posted on the moving target that seems to be CDC statistics? This is very alarming...both the numbers and the fact that no one seems to care.

  4. I don't know Tina, but I AGREE autism sucks! Not our ASD children, we love them dearly. And I am pretty sure thats how she feels as well.
    Just like you would say if your child had cancer or some serious life threating disease, it SUCKS!
    I do consider Autism to be life threating, it is robbing our children's life! If there were 1 in 100 children who were blind there would be, riots in the streets, but the slience continues.
    Thank you CDC, FDA, APP, Big Pharma,DR Profitt and all you other Rats that think its okay to harm our children! There is a really hot place waiting for you when you go, cannot wait.

  5. Sigh. That really doesn't surprise me. After all... Girls (females) can't have autism according to the pediatric developmental doctor. It's a male only illness.

  6. I agree with you Tina. I'm a mother with 5 yr old twins with low functioning non-verbal autism and YES, IT DOES SUCK. I believe they are hiding a lot more than just statistics. They suck as well.

  7. Autism sucks and it hurts.

  8. I had this conversation with my husband just the other day. At what point does this become a national emergency, 40%? 50%? I've always believed autism is a symptom with many, many causes because of it's similarities to other disorders like Parkinson's. If we admit to it, we'd have to take action on issues of research, environment, etc. and that could be pricey. Also, it's bad for re-election opportunities.


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