Its shocking to know that just since the 1990’s, autism has risen by an astounding 172%. In fact, experts say that 1 in every 166th child wil be diagnosed by some form of autism – from the high-functioning Aspergers to full blown autism where round-the-clock care is needed.
In the US, it is the fastest growing developmental disability in children, being the second leading cause of disability in children, just after mental retardation.
It has become so mainstream that nearly everyone is bound to know somewhone who has it. If not a family member, maybe a friend or neighbor’s child, or someone in your child’s school. Even celebrities are openly speaking about their children with the disorder.
Its a terrifying prospect for parents and the worst thing is that nobody really knows what causes it. Some medical experts blame vaccinations containing Themirosal, a preservative which contains mercury. Another study released from Israel recently blamed older fathers, stating that fathers over 40 were 6 times more likely to have autistic children than men in their 20’s or 30’s.
Whatever it is, the fact remains that Autism is growing and will continue to affect children everywhere until science finds a way to stop it.