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Statistics

Knowing the numbers:

  • Autism was first identified in 1943.
  • It is the fastest growing developmental disability3
  • 1 in 88 children will be born with autism (CDC 3/12)
  • 46,939 children born per year will have autism2
  • Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with Autism.
  • Every 11 minutes a child is born who will soon be diagnosed with some form of autism1
  • Autism is the 2nd most common developmental disability.
  • 20 to 30 percent of children with autism develop epilepsy7
  • Boys are approximately 5 times more likely to have autism than girls
  • Life expectancy is normal, although this is debatable due to dangerous and self-injurious behaviors in many autistic
  • The current annual cost of autism is $90 billion.
  • Caring for a child with autism for one year is over $40,000.
  • 90% of the costs associated with autism are due to adult services5
  • Early diagnosis and intervention can reduce the lifelong costs by as much as 2/3
  • A known cause or cure for autism does not exist

          Autism is an epidemic. More children are diagnosed with autism than cystic fibrosis, childhood cancer & muscular dystrophy combined; NOW is the time to support families in giving a future back to their children.

 

 

 

 

 

The amount of vaccines has increased…

1950
3 vaccines

2004
49 vaccines by 6 months
69 vaccines by 18 months
77 vaccines by 4-6 years

 

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Vaccine Info

The diseases injected include: measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B, chicken pox (varicella zoster), polio, hib (h. influenza type B), pneumococcal, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rota virus and now the new flu vaccine is being recommended beginning at 6 months old. Vaccines contain ingredients such as antifreeze, phenol (used as a disinfectant), formaldehyde (cancer causing and used to embalm), aluminum (associated with Alzheimer disease and seizures), glycerin (toxic to the kidney, liver, can cause lung damage, gastrointestinal damage and death), lead, cadmium, sulfates, yeast proteins, antibiotics, acetone (used in nail polish remover), neomycin and streptomycin. And the ingredient making the press is thimerasol (more toxic than mercury, a preservative still used in many vaccines, not easily eliminated, can cause severe neurological damage as well as other life threatening autoimmune disease). These vaccines are grown and strained through animal or human tissue, like monkey and dog kidney tissue, chick embryo, calf serum, human diploid cells (the dissected organs of aborted fetuses), pig blood, horse blood and rabbit brain.

 

Risk Factors and Characteristics

  • Studies have shown that among identical twins, if one child has an ASD, then the other will be affected about 36-95% of the time. In non-identical twins, if one child has an ASD, then the other is affected about 0-31% of the time. [1-4]
  • Parents who have a child with an ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.[5,6]
  • ASDs tend to occur more often in people who have certain genetic or chromosomal conditions. About 10% of children with autism are also identified as having Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, and other genetic and chromosomal disorders.[7-10]
  • The majority (62%) of children the ADDM Network identified as having ASDs did not have intellectual disability (intelligence quotient <=70)
  • Children born to older parents are at a higher risk for ASDs. [Read summary]
  • A small percentage of children who are born prematurely or with low birth weight are at greater risk for having ASDs. [Read summary]
  • ASD commonly co-occurs with other developmental, psychiatric, neurologic, chromosomal, and genetic diagnoses. The co-occurrence of one or more non-ASD developmental diagnoses is 83%. The co-occurrence of one or more psychiatric diagnoses is 10%.

 

Backup for Autism Statistics

How do you know these statistics are accurate? Often, stats are put out there but they’re rarely explained beyond face value. Based on publicly available information the above statements are spot on. The bullet points above that do not have a superscript number beside them are widely available facts about ASD, such as no cause or cure being in existence. 1 Divide the minutes in a year (525,600) by the number of children in the US with autism born per year (46,939) and you arrive at this figure. 2 Divide the number of births per year (4,130,665 in 2009) by the rate of occurrence for a single child (88) to get this stat. The number of live births in the US in 2009 is according to the National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 60, Issue 1, November 3, 2011. Report put out by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Vital Statistics System. 3 When compared to the rate of growth of all other developmental disabilities this is simply a fact. 4 According to a 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 5 Jarbrink K, Knapp M, 2001, London School of Economics study: “The economic impact on autism in Britain,” 5 (1): 7-22. 6 To calculate this simply divide the number of children diagnosed with ASD per year (46,939) by the number of days in a year (365). 7 According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.