Monday, April 18, 2011

A Serious Look At Autism

PBS, starting tonight, will take a serious look at autism with a six part report entitled "Autism Now". It's important we get to the bottom of what is causing autism. The truth is nobody knows what causes autism for sure.  There seems to be overwhelming evidence that vaccinations could be involved. Of course many in the medical community refuse to even look into it.  That's why I think it's so important Robert MacNeil is giving voice to the concerns.
 
There appears to be two categories; children who seem to have been born with autism and those who change after receiving their vaccinations. Parents know their children and the medical community needs to take these parents' reports more serious, after all who else would know if their child had changed better than a parent.
 
The report, at least the first part, features MacNeil own grandchild and their family's struggles with autism. I found it to be extremely moving and even a little hard to watch, however it was worth every minute. If you're family is affected by autism or you know someone who is, you should definitely watch this program.  However, everyone should be paying attention to autism; no matter what the cause there is one undeniable truth, autism is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. It is now estimated that 1 in every 110 kids is now affected with autism. This report claims that the number is actually now 1 in every 100 kids.
 
No matter which one is accurate something is causing autism to increase at alarming rate in our society. It's time we asked the hard questions why is this happening and why are there no answers.

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