Autism Prevalence is Now 1 in 44, Signifying the Eighth Increase in Prevalence Rates Reported by the CDC Since 2000 | December 2, 2021 TACA #AutismIsNOTAnEpidemic #BanToxicCures

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Autism Prevalence is Now 1 in 44, Signifying the Eighth Increase in Prevalence Rates Reported by the CDC Since 2000

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Autism Community in Action (TACA) shared the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, autism prevalence has taken another jump in the wrong direction. A once rare disability in 1970 at 1 to 2 in every 10,000 U.S. children has continued to rise to 1 in 44 U.S. children.  Since 2000, this is the eighth increase in the autism prevalence rate as released by the CDC in their “Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network” (ADDM) report.

“Since TACA started over 21 years ago, there have been ten autism prevalence numbers announced by the CDC. With each increase, I hope this number will provoke more people to care,” said Lisa Ackerman, Founder and Executive Director of TACA. “The CDC prevalence figure is based on similar methodology and represents a true increase. It is not because we are better at diagnosing autism. There is just more autism. This prevalence rate means even more parents are being told their child has autism. A prevalence rate of 1 in 44 can no longer beignored. Families are counting on us to act and support them.  We cannot continue to overlook this epidemic.” 

Autism is so prevalent today that almost every U.S. citizen has someone in their direct family who is affected by autism, they know someone with autism, or they know a family who is affected by autism.

Autism Fast Facts:

  • From the 2021 report, based off of data collected from eleven states in 2018: 
    • 1 in 44 eight-year-old children have an autism diagnosis 
    • The 2021 estimate (based off of data collected in 2018), is approximately 241 percent higher than baseline estimates established in 2000. 
    • Boys were more than four times as likely to be identified with autism than girls
  • Over 95 percent of children with autism have co-occurring conditions, the average having 4.9 conditions.  Common comorbidities in autism include epilepsy, gastrointestinal issues, sleep disturbances, immune dysfunction, and more. 
  • In 2020, the U.S. autism annual cost is estimated at $223 billion dollars and is projected to rise to $589 billion by 2030. 
  • This report does not include information regarding diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. These figures will be shared in the next prevalence release.

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting families affected by autism.  With 1 in 44 children in the United States diagnosed with autism, support for families is needed now more than ever before. TACA’s mission to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism with the goal of independence and/or recovery.

About The Autism Community in Action (TACA)  
The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000 with the mission to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with staff and volunteers working across the country annually serving over 75,000 families and adding 700 new families every month. TACA offers free educational meetings, webinars, parent mentor program, an online Hope and Help support group, two annual National Autism Conferences hosted on the west and east coasts and a free 200-page Autism Journey Guide given to new families at events. TACA has a social media presence of over 365,000 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.

The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.

Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.

[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]

Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.

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