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The numbers actually show that the rate of autism is actually 1 in 67 children impacted. (see below)

That translates to about 1 in 37 families if you take into consideration the fact that the average US family has about 1.8 children.

Below is a copy of an email I received from Ray Gallup, Founder of  The Autism Autoimmunity Project - TAAP! (parents and key researchers in the field of autism, looking for answers and helping to educate the public about vaccination issues - truly some of the best out there in these matters)  

Subject: The Autism Explosion
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 11:51:35 -0500

For distribution
Ray Gallup

 F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

When 1 in 150 is really 1 in 67
by Raymond W. Gallup & F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

Since February 2007, news outlets have widely publicized the fact that recently released figures by the CDC have estimated the prevalence of autism and autistic spectral disorders at a NEW high of 1 in 150. In this report, VAP's co-founder Ray Gallup and Dr. Yazbak examine the most recent United States Department of Education statistics and reveal that the 1 in 150 estimate is outdated by five years. They report that the present prevalence of ASD may be as high as 1 in 67.

We at the Vaccine Autoimmune Project are saddened and concerned to see the latest Department of Education figures. We are also concerned about what is to come. It is evident that, 1) our medical authorities are more interested in defending vaccination programs than controlling autism, the most devastating and real epidemic we have faced in a hundred years, and 2) our wealthiest and largest autism association is giving little attention to the role of vaccines and vaccine additives and preservatives.


 A parent and autism activist

According to the most recent report released this past week by California's Department of Developmental Services (DDS) (, California's developmental services system added a record 1,060 new intakes of professionally diagnosed full syndrome DSM IV autism during the 87 day period from July 3, 2007 to October 3, 2007..a rate of 12 new children a day, seven days a week... or one new child every two hours.

Never in the 40 year history of California's developmental services system have 1000 or more new children been added in any one three month period to  it's system. During the past 9 months alone California has added over 2900 new children with full syndrome autism (as always, the numbers of new intakes ONLY includes professionally diagnosed cases of full syndrome DSM IV autism and DOES NOT include any other autism spectrum disorders like PDD, NOS, or Asperger's Syndrome). Keep in mind that it took 16 years (from 1971 to 1987) for California's DD system to see a total population of 2700  persons with autism.  During the past 9 MONTHS alone California has added 2900 new cases.

Autism is not only the fastest growing condition in California's DD system, now accounting for over 60% of all the new intakes (the remaining less then 40% being the COMBINED numbers of new intakes with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and conditions that have as part of the condition mental retardation such as genetic diseases Fragile X and Down's), but; now there are more persons in California's DD system with a primary diagnosis of autism then with cerebral palsy.
Unlike any other of the conditions served by California's DD system where you see between 55-60% of those populations over the age of 22 years old, with autism only 16% of the population is over the age of 22 years old, 84% between 3 and 21, and eight out of ten between 3 and 18 years old.

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13 A new Australian report shows the treatment of autism and related conditions is costing the Australian economy about $5.8 billion a year.
The report by the Autism Early Intervention Outcomes Unit was released Monday to mark the start of Autism Awareness Week.
Problems associated with autism and related conditions such as Asperger Syndrome have increased 10-fold in the last decade, said Dr. James Morton, one of the unit's founders.

Morton says the Australian government has been caught unaware and the official response to the rising incidence of autism has been "too little too late." "I hope that this study ... leads to funding for early detection and early intervention," he said.

Copyright 2007 by UPI
Dear Mr. Gallup:

This letter is in response to your inquiry requesting nationwide figures for the last 5 years on people with autism collecting supplemental security income (SSI) payments.
The data on SSI recipients with Autism & Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders for 2002 - 2006 is enclosed. Autism is not recorded independently from other pervasive development disorders in our data.
We hope you find this information helpful.
Sheryll Ziporkin
Acting Associate Commissioner
Office of Public Inquiries

See the attachment for the data from Social Security on SSI.


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