Autistic Spectrum Disorders in California

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

A report was released by the state of California Department of Developmental Services yesterday with findings of a 97 percent increase in Autism cases during the past four years. For those of you interested in more information regarding this report, it is titled… Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Changes in the California Caseload: 1999-2002. When I locate a direct PDF document link I will include it here.

View the article, California Autism Rates Double, for several related links on this topic. I also found quite a bit of information on U.S. Congressman Dan Burtons website. On the topic of Autism, Burton had this to say, “If we want to find a cure, we must look to the causes. We must do this now before our health and education systems are bankrupted, and before more of our nation’ children are locked inside themselves with this disorder.”

According to information on the website, the state of California is now adding 11 new cases a day, 7 days a week to its Autism caseload. Once considered a rare disorder appearing in as few as 1 in 10,000 births, autism is now the number one disability entering California’s Developmental Services system.

Here are several links…
Healthcare: Autism
REP. BURTON USES FINDINGS OF NEW CALIFORNIA AUTISM REPORT TO RENEW HIS CALL TO PRESIDENT BUSH TO CONVENE FIRST-EVER WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AUTISM
Have Government Agencies Ignored Autism Link? – Autism, vaccine link considered

From the above link…
Liz Birt, an attorney with Burton’s Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, said that during the 1990s, the U.S. childhood vaccination schedule exposed some children to 125 times the federal limit on mercury exposure set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Birt said the CDC and the FDA have been slow to admit the damage the vaccines may have caused because key officials want to keep their jobs and vaccine manufacturers do not want the liability.

“It all comes down to money,” Birt said.

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