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Study: Two Percent of Kids Have Autism

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2  Updated at 9:42 am, April 22nd, 2013 By: News Idaho
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(AMMON, ID) – A new report released by national health officials say one in 50 children are now affected by autism. Monica Buerger, who owns the Eagle Canyon Wellness Center in Ammon says that there’s been a 13 percent annual increase in diagnosis. She says that if that rate continues, nearly one in nine three-year-olds will be diagnosed with autism by 2022. She says many of the factors are environmental stressors, which can be treated with behavioral therapy and major diet changes.

  • Anne Dachel

    It’s hard to understand what’s happening. Autism is symbolized by a puzzle piece and no one in authority seems concerned. A once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an autistic child but health officials haven’t a clue about the cause of autism. How long will we sit back and watch as an epidemic strikes a generation of children?
    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

  • Vito Alexander Pavlovic

    The rates will continue to go even higher than that folks 1 in 2 will get their attention, these are obviously ignorant people we are dealing with and have no clue what to do about Autism or any other epidemic, other than to vaccinate, that’s their weapon, the one that is causing it all, oh by the way, I forgot they got all those fake studies to show us that there’s no link!