It’s world Autism Day today.
Autism has been treated very much like ME/CFS FM by political and medical personal. It’s been denied and hidden but this year the figures on people with a diagnoses of autism and aspergers are so huge that surely some damn somewhere will burst.
The figures for the United States were announced as 1 in 88 children today! That’s an exponential rise year on year since 2007.
But here in the UK the figure is even worse. 1 in 52 children are dx with Autism of some sort.
Is it my imagination or has the MSM in the UK ignored this? I haven’t looked very hard, but then a day to mark 1 in 52 people having autism ought to get a mention.
These writers are quite correct in asking what will happen to their children as they enter adulthood. Many children and adults are very disabled.
One of the other aspects of this of course is that it only increases the lack of trust in the medical profession and of course big pharma.
God bless all people with austism of any kind, and bless their families.