Autism rate: 1 in 59 Kids. It’s time to care.

By Dr. Bob Sears – TACA Physician Advisory Board   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just reported that autism now affects 1 in 59 children in America (1.) I am not surprised by this statistic because I, and every other pediatrician down here in the trenches, have known this for years. What…

Is the CDC stepping up autism monitoring?

By Lisa Ackerman The CDC recently announced: they are stepping up autism monitoring (1.) At first, I got excited: Researchers at 10 sites across the country will comb data from 2014 to determine up-to-date autism rates in their communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this month. Then I read further: As in…

1 in 88 or 1 in 50: Which Autism Rate will Prevail?

By Lisa Ackerman The rate of autism continues to change; it has skyrocketed. When TACA began as a foundation almost 13 years ago, incidence rate was 1 in every 1,000 children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed a parent survey update to this rate:  Today, 1 in every 50 U.S. school-aged…