And it’s not just the 1 in 68 number that is hard hitting, but it’s this too: This new figure is a 30% jump in numbers from just two years ago..
And we know these facts:
This newest estimate is based on the CDC’s evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children in 11 states: Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Utah and New Jersey.The incidence of autism ranged from a low of 1 in 175 children in Alabama to a high of 1 in 45 in New Jersey, according to the CDC.Children with autism continue to be overwhelmingly male. According to the new report, the CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys has autism, 4.5 times as many as girls (1 in 189).
and the big BUT…
Maybe autism isn’t on the rise (?)
- The new definitions are more encompassing now.
- Awareness has increased.
- The data only came from 11 areas of the country.
Either way.. it’s seems to be a big deal.
And a mystery transforming the brains of the young and the future of the world..