The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finalized the numbers in its autism prevalence report.
The report states that 1 in 59 children in the United States have autism (as of 2006 survey), which is a massive increase. The previous CDC report, released in 2012, stated that 1 in 68 children suffer from the disorder.
The new report states that 1 in 36 children between the ages of 3 and 17 suffer from autism.
CDC also reports a 20 percent increase in the rate of autistic children at the test sites that participated in the previous 2012 report.
The report has been delayed for weeks due to in-fighting at the agency over the numbers. READ ABOUT THAT IN-FIGHTING HERE.
Big League Politics received primary source documents from a CDC insider, who provided the following summary of the new CDC report:
“On April 27, 2018 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2014 report of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The report declares that the autism rate for 8-year-old children born in 2006 was 1 in 59, by 15% from the rate of 1 in 68 described in the 2012 ADDM report2 and an increase of 20% for the sites (6 out of 11) that participated in the 2012 survey.
The authors declared their new findings, “provide evidence that the prevalence of ASD is higher than previously reported estimates and continues to vary among certain racial/ethnic groups and communities.”
Despite the fact that autism rates have risen from 1 in 149 in their initial 2000 ADDM report and from 1 in 10,000 in the earliest American studies, the new report only grudgingly acknowledges (on page 15 of 23) that “with prevalence of ASD reaching nearly 3% in some communities and representing an increase of 150% since 2000, ASD is an urgent public health concern.” Oddly, as it has become obvious that America has a raging autism epidemic, the CDC’s main goal in reporting autism rates is to suppress public concern over what is now a clear national emergency.
Notably, these new rates are significantly lower than those reported last November by another branch of the CDC, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). In that study, the CDC reported a 2016 autism rate of 1 in 36 in American children aged 3-17 years old, and 1 in 28 boys.
When the NCHS study was released, no major news outlets reported on what was a new record high rate for autism.
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network Surveillance Year 2014 Principal Investigators. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children aged eight years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2014. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2018;Apr 27;67(6):1-23..
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network Surveillance Year 2000 Principal Investigators; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders–autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, six sites, United States, 2000. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2007 Feb 9;56(1):1-11.
Blaxill MF. What’s going on? The question of time trends in autism. Public Health Rep. 2004;119(6):536-51.
Zablotsky B, Black LI, Blumberg SJ. Estimated prevalence of children with diagnosed developmental disabilities in the United States, 2014–2016. NCHS Data Brief, no 291. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017.