Autism in 2025: Focus for Health wants you to weigh in

Focus for Health’s mission is to determine the cause of the autism epidemic and the rise of chronic illness occurring around the globe. We have found that getting accurate statistics is very problematic. In the United States the most current prevalence reports are 5 years old. Abroad the reports are not much better.

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What we do know is that the autism prevalence is growing in the United States. In 1970, autism was reported to be less than 3 in 10,000. Rates continued to increase from 1 in 2,500 in the 1980’s to 1 in 500 in the 1990’s. The United States’ most recent prevalence rate reported by the CDC shows that 1 out of every 68 eight-year-olds in 11 different communities were autistic in 2010.

In 2013 the World Health Organization reported that:

Epidemiological data estimate the global prevalence of ASDs to be one person in 160, accounting for more than 7.6 million disability-adjusted life years and 0.3% of the global burden of disease. This prevalence estimate represents an average figure, and reported prevalence varies substantially across studies. Some well-controlled studies have, however, reported rates that are substantially higher. The prevalence of ASDs in many low- and middle-income countries is as yet unknown.

Stephanie Seneff, PhD has been reported saying that “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.”

This number is controversial but there are many genetic components, environmental exposures, and social circumstances that have been attributed to the current rise in autism prevalence rates.

Focus for Health would like you to weigh in. What do you think the autism prevalence will be in 2025? Voice your opinion in the comments section below.

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Michael Smith

The CDC numbers are not accurate and do not measure the prevalence rate in most states. We cannot manage what we cannot measure. State legislation in my state of NY, has called for a statewide reporting system that is HIPPA compliant, but, allows lawmakers, mental health and social service agencies to better see and measure the looming total wave of service requirements that will cost the United States trillions of dollars and more than the bank bailouts and wars combined.

Aunt Retz

How long will the pretense that there is no known cause for autism or that studies are lacking or inconclusive? There is a proven and direct causal relationship between autism and vaccinations. There is a proven and direct causal relationship between Round-up in particular and other chemicals such as fertilizers and insecticides which so liberally poison the food given to children. We have living proof of the destruction of a gifted child due to required inoculations. When do these lies and denial to protect the profits of Monsanto and Dow become less important than the right of all children to function as a normal human being? Are you really focusing on Health or the AMA cover-up?


Aunt Retz,
Thanks for weighing in. We are very interested in monitoring the rise of chronic illnesses including autism. We know autism has been on the rise but like other advocates, are dismayed by the lack of congruent reporting here in the U.S. and abroad.
Stay tuned, Focus for Health is just getting started, our article about GMOs, pesticides, and organics will be available in the coming weeks.

John S. Blye, D.C.

when I saw the title, I thought “50%” before I saw Dr. Seneff’s prediction. Why? Because Big Pharma has been relentless in its pursuit of 100’s of new vaccine products and has nearly total control of the CDC. And…Has anyone actually checked the newer generation of vaccines for thimerosol? This is neither a government nor an industry that garners much in the area of trust. Plus, there are many other adjuvants to consider.


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