Autism affects 1 in 100 children - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (LW6)
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The US Government has just started to wake up – Australia is still snoring loudly. This latest
figure is a 50% increase in just two years and still nowhere near the actual figures that were
released in 2007 showing that 1 child in 67 was now autistic – 1 boy in 38.
And while the vaccine denialists are shouting at the top of their lungs – we think that now, it
might be environmental – they are also repeating their mantra – but it isn’t the vaccines.
Millions of dollars are being wasted searching for a genetic cause for autism. Read my lips
– there is no such thing as an environmental epidemic – not in the absence of a nuclear war
or accident. Autism is a multi-factorial condition which has multiple causes and though there
may be a genetic predisposition in certain families to react to an environmental trigger by
developing autism – without the trigger – there will not be autism. Vaccination is one of those
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First printed in Living Wisdom #6