Autism is on the rise and rise and rise, but why?
Controversy surrounds the debate on Autism, but something is sure happening to our children - is it genetics, is it the increased administration of multiple vaccinations or is it our persistent use of products that contain chemicals? And why is it much more prevalent in boys rather than girls?
In Australia, on average, 1 child in every 160 aged between 6 - 12 years in on the Autism Spectrum disorder. (See Report - "The Prevalence of Autism in Australia" link - http://autismaus.com.au/uploads/pdfs/PrevalenceReport.pdf )
In 2005, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) admitted that autism is an epidemic, with a spike of 1,500% in the last 20 years! This would seemingly eliminate the genetics debate, as a genetic mutation can only be passed from one generation directly to the next.
Here's an article on Autism that you may be interested in - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harvey-karp/cracking-the-autism-riddl_b_221202.html
Another reason for the spike in Autism may be due to Vaccinations - http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/10/magazine/the-not-so-crackpot-autism-theory.html?pagewanted=all
I'd like to recommend 2 books to you, if the above topics are of interest to you -
"Healing the New Childhood Epidemics" By Kenneth Bock, M.D.
"Changing The Course Of Autism" by Dr. Bryan Jepson
And also 2 great websites with further information or treatment options -