Globally, too many children with autism are not receiving the necessary therapeutic treatment until many months after diagnosis. This is despite the fact that early screening has helped doctors identify signs of this disease earlier. Paediatricians seem to be the ones guilty of causing this serious delay because they are failing to refer children to autism specialists for a full check up. This warning comes from Autism Speaks, whose research analyses over 40 international studies published between 1990 and 2013. The authors of the paper say further investigation is needed to explain the reasons for the gap between the identification of the disease and the follow-up. Measures should be taken immediately if the delay in referral is confirmed, say the researchers, seeing that is has been widely proved that an improvement in the health of autistic children is closely related to prompt treatment.
How can it be that doctors are "ignoring autism"? Isn't all the autism everywhere just the result of "better diagnosing"? Health officials try to convince us of that every time the autism rate takes another gigantic leap forward, now affecting between one and two percent of children.
Are doctors simply identifying autism and doing nothing to help these children?
Not only are "too many children" not receiving therapy, but too many children have autism in the first place. A once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an affected child and no one in mainstream medicine can tell us why it's happening.
When will someone talk about preventing autism? When will doctors have a reasonable explanation when a healthy, normally developing child suddenly stops talking, stops making eye contact and regresses into autism?
When will we address autism as the health care emergency is clearly is?
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The number of people receiving autism services covered by insurance has risen significantly under a still relatively new Missouri law.
The state insurance department says insurers paid for 3,070 people to receive autism services last year, an increase of 22 percent from 2012. The claims totaled $8.2 million, up nearly 27 percent from the prior year.
A 2010 Missouri law requires health insurance companies to cover specific autism therapies, including what's known as "applied behavioral analysis."
Derrick Rust has four children, two of whom are autistic. . . .
And with a diagnosis but not known cause, parents like Rust are left to wonder what caused their child to become autistic.
Vaccines have long been villified by some people in the autism community for having a possible link to the disorder.
Actress Jenny McCarthy has been very outspoken about her opinion on the issue.
"Without a doubt in my mind, I think vaccinations triggered Evan's autism," she told CNN. . . .
Bradshaw said that years ago a British doctor published data connecting a vaccine to autism. That doctor later admitted his research was unfounded.
New research suggests autism may be linked to the father's genetics, but much remains uncertain.
If doctors didn't have Jenny and Andy to blame----what would they do??? And don't you love the dad of two autistic kids who says that having autism is just looking at life "through a different window." No comments here.
I don't remember autism when I was a kid. I also don't remember doctors having to defend vaccines on a daily basis.