Autism on the rise
1 in 88 children diagnosed by age 8
- Duration 4:18
- Date Apr 1, 2012
1 in 88 children diagnosed by age 8
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Parents need to listen to this next segment there's been a shocking new report from the CBC that one in 88 children.
Are now being diagnosed with autism just five years ago that number was one in 150 children so what is causing this dramatic jump.
That's -- parents like our next guest want to know we're back -- -- Is the director of communications for the Elizabeth -- center for autism -- and advocacy -- great to see you thanks I had Amy Allison your son was diagnosed with autism in.
The year 2000 and since then you've been a very vocal and involved member of the autism community but even you on Thursday were shocked.
When you saw -- new CBC numbers that now that -- rate of autism is one in 88 kids what was so surprising for you.
Well I realized I was shocked to finally see the number but in in lots -- I wasn't shocked.
I was really upset that.
The government hasn't -- more about that statement put on notice -- in 2000 by advocates like myself.
They act parents testified in congress they didn't papers.
We marched on Washington and yet nobody listened to -- and now fast forward -- last Thursday.
When we've been yelling the sky is falling the sky now and 188 K it's 2% of our boys have a -- -- them.
What I want you to understand -- is this for twelve year olds they weren't and -- eight they were eight years old in 2008.
Though when the numbers have been these latest numbers are based on 2000 -- right when these kids were eight years old so you're saying that there's a whole slew.
Of younger kids that had not yet been sort of picked up by the CDC -- noticed.
Exactly we're seeing very consistently at 12%.
Increase in hot -- on every year.
If we're only looking at the -- on applying in the year 2000 when President Clinton with an office.
What does that mean to the kids born in 20082010.
With -- need to make but it kids born today.
When you say that you have been trying to raise to sound the alarm of this for years you've been using -- -- epidemic the government hasn't liked to use the word epidemic.
But at this point what do you want the government to realize.
I want them to realize that they had fail.
If they weren't like an NFL team and they -- Israel and sixteen for the past twelve years.
They need to you know what they need new coaching they need you staffing this is not okay and the future of our country in our young people depend on.
If you keep increasing it by 12% a year we're going to be -- dealing with.
One in -- one for the kids that -- -- today if we follow the same trajectory.
If we look if he used the same criteria.
Staggering that's frightening for -- -- -- pregnant now.
And of course no one has ever been able to get the bottom -- really what causes autism or why this spike is happening.
Do you think that now that these numbers are so alarming that there will be new treatment that this will be new research.
One can huddle at that thing that.
Keeps making me hopeful if that last year at Stanford came out with even -- important.
Study that shadowed.
That that the model that the CDC has been following of the genetics only type research is wrong.
We know now that -- his is mostly cause by environmental factors.
And the thing that I now from the study that came out on Thursday that the rate of -- -- -- -- out everywhere the United States.
So that means that kids are not.
-- the same thing and they're not drinking the same lot better.
They're not reading the same -- but what they do have -- calming if the vaccine schedule.
I've looked at the statistics 98%.
Of parents still give backs me.
That's the common factor these things were injected straight into their body and you have tens of thousands of her and told reports -- vaccine injury.
And obviously the vaccines have always been called into question and they did -- and who cook food for providing medical.
Medical community however and -- you're saying that it's time to look back to back is that's the common denominator Rebecca S -- we appreciate you coming in.
And sharing your mother's perspective office and hopefully these numbers will get people's attention we really appreciate it thank you now.