July 31, 2009

CDC May Release 1 in 100 Autism Incidence and Call Autism Epidemic

One autism mom is reporting the following:

"We had an ASA Board member go to the national ASA Convention-new CDC numbers are 1:100 births. CDC considers it an epidemic...soon to be released, but not sure when. 1:66 births in military families. I just want to cry. How long until there are MORE people ON the spectrum than people NOT on the spectrum??!?"

Let's see if she is right and CDC is ready to start to actually calling a duck, a duck.

8 comments:

Life With PDD-NOS said...

Seriously. I think around 80% of the moms that email me for advice or what have you are military wives. It's so heart breaking.

Would LOVE to know what the environmental/toxin trigger is.

Heather said...

seriously?? I hate to get my hopes up that the CDC would see what is happening right in front of their eyes but it sure would be great...

Crystal said...

I'm not surprised by the 1 in 100 number. It's sad that it's gotten this out of hand, but maybe someone will listen.

Patti said...

As a former military wife, (our son was 6 mo when my husband retired...I must say the military docs are extremely religious about your kids getting their vaxes on time. You don't get your kids taken care of: they can call your commander. Autism is causing a HUGE problem at overseas bases according to a counselor I know who is posted overseas.

nhokkanen said...

My take-home message from public health administrators is that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks. So that means policies remain unchanged until 51% of consumers are injured, right? As the numbers of required vaccines increase, we're headed toward that "critical mess." As Bono sang, what more in the name of love?

Crystal said...

Have you heard an update on this?

BTW, I've added your blog to my autism blog list. I'd love for you to add mine if you get a chance. :)

Navywifeandmom said...

My kiddo with ASD was actually accidently overvaxed.

I ditto what Patti said. I won't even take my kids to the military clinic; I sign them up for Tricare Standard and get civilian doctors for them. If I HAVE to take them to the clinic for an emergency or something and they give me the "are their shots up to date" question, I just answer "yes". As far as I'm concerned, they are (we are delayed, selective vaxers

Lightfoot said...

A duck? You don't know a goose when you see one!