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Now, is there a change in autism? One of the first things that will get thrown out there in academic challenges: ‘Well, who says there’s really more autistic kids out there?’. The NIH is now quoting incidences of 15 or 20 per 10,000. There are many reports of 40 to 70 per 10,000. And I will say bluntly, that if this crosses over as it appears to be to the whole world of ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and what we are looking at as Neuro-immune, the incidence may easily reach 1% to 3% of the population, or more. I have had parents in my LA area tell me that their schools have 6% of children coming in labeled as autistic/PDD.

Now one of the arguments: Is it easier to meet the criteria of PDD? Sure it is because psychologists have basically put together a group of symptoms and say if you don’t quite fit autism, we’ll call you PDD. But the truth is, and all you have to do is think about it: these children were not missed before. They didn’t make it through preschool and grammar school not being detected. So, the truth is they’re out there. And they’re out there in large numbers.

The other unique thing about this group of children is they have in the family histories, very often a history of miscarriages in mothers, infertility, pre-eclampsia, bleeding during pregnancy. We now associate all of those with immune disorders in women.

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