A recently released United States Governmental report gives the details of this epidemic. Autism (ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorders) is on the rise and the numbers are frightening!
In the past 10 years Autism has risen by 78%
1 in 54 boys have a diagnosis of ASD by age 8
The numbers are on the rise and are continuing to accelerate
Even though the study cites better reporting and diagnosis as part of the increase they admit it doesn’t fully explain the statistics. More efforts are needed to help these children and families. As a parent my heart goes out to these people.
Functional neurology and functional medicine are beginning to bridge our gap in understanding and helping these children. It seems that there is a fundamental error with how their brains communicate information between neurons. Timing and sequencing of information is not proper leading to classic presentation.
There is more to the story. There is a link between the nervous system, digestion, the immune system and probably the endocrine system. Information comes out daily on this topic so I’ll keep you informed as I learn.
If you would like to learn more about how I help children on the “spectrum” please go to my page CLICK HERE. Even thought I primarily talk about ADD/ADHD the principles apply to ASD. Order my white paper to learn much more on the subject.
Click Here to go to the governmental report.