Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children and Adolescents in the United States from 2019 to 2020, JAMA Pediatrics, 5 July 2022
Using nationally representative data in the US, the estimated ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] prevalence was 3.14% [1 in 30] among children and adolescents in the US in 2019 and 2020. This finding was higher than the reported prevalence from the NHIS [National Health Interview Survey] in 2014 to 2016 (2.47%).
The estimated prevalence was also higher than that reported in other countries and geographical areas in previous years.
The prevalence of ASD is higher in boys than in girls, and a significant difference was found in children with different family economic status in this study.
One In Every 30 Kids In US Has Autism — A 50% Jump From 2017, New York Post, 6 July 2022
What is going on?
You know what else is weird? I can’t find this story on CNN, New York Times, or other mainstream media. I don’t know … maybe their sponsors wouldn’t like it?
Autism is not just some personality trait. It is not normal. It is a disorder that is especially challenging at the upper reaches of the spectrum. Autism is caused by something mankind is doing … to the environment and thus to its youth. We shouldn’t be normalizing it. We should be looking at this number of 1 in 30 and gasping. And making changes, now. Not setting up groups to look into it.