This survey of schools indicates that
the number of children with autism spectrum disorders throughout the school
environment in Britain exceeds current prevalence rates. The National
Autistic Society estimates the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the
total population to be 1 in 110.
The recent Medical Research Council review of autism determined a prevalence
estimate of 1 in 166
in the population of children under eight (MRC 2001). An audit in Glasgow
found a prevalence of 1 in 238
children (Brogan 2000). The recent Public Health Institute of Scotland report on
autistic spectrum disorders stated that the best prevalence estimate for autism
spectrum disorders in children was 1 in 166
(Public Health Institute of Scotland 2001).
Conservative estimates are that about 500,000
Americans are autistic but that number is growing daily, with new evidence that
perhaps as many as 1 in 150
children are suffering from autism spectrum disorder that can include a range of
neurological, behavior and immune system dysfunction.
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as providing medical or legal advice. The decision whether or not to vaccinate
is an important and complex issue and should be made by you, and you alone, in
consultation with your health care provider.
"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."
-- Albert Einstein, letter to a friend, 1901
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William C. Jarvis, September 28, 1820
“A sacred cow will not protect the herd.”
-- Sandy Gottstein
"What's the point of vaccination if it doesn't protect you from the unvaccinated?"
-- Sandy Gottstein
"Who gets to decide what the greater good is and how many will be sacrificed to it?"