Calming behavior in children with autism and ADD A free, EMR-reduction protocol
A free, EMR-reduction protocol
13 February 2022,
by Katie Singer
An engineer who knew children with autism once told me: “If one in 100 smartphones didn’t work properly, the production line would be studied systematically, and the problem would be eliminated in a month. We need to respond to autism in the same way: find the source of its dramatic increase and eliminate it—and give our children a better chance.”
In the mid-1960s, one in 10,000 U.S. children was diagnosed with autism. By 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that one in 88 children had the disease. Two years later, the CDC found a nearly 30% increase: in 2014, one in 68 U.S. children had autism.
In 2021, one in 44 eight-year-old U.S. children (2.3%) have been identified with autism. In California, one in 26 (3.9%) has autism. Boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with the disease.