What’s Your Autism Number?

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On November 29, 2012, the United States Congress held a riveting hearing on the Federal response to the astronomical and still rising rate of autism in today’s generation of children.

If you have some time, I would highly recommend watching it by clicking here.

The hearing room was filled to overflowing and several Congressmen spoke passionately about what is going on in their states with regard to the skyrocketing cases of autism.

Autism: How High Is It Anyway?

Let’s take a hard look at how high the rate of autism has gone in only about 30 years.

In the 1980’s, about 1 in 10,000 children was autistic.

Today, the rate is more than 1 in 88.

Wait it gets worse.

One Utah congressman reported that the autism rate is actually 1 in 47 in his state.

In New Jersey, the rate of autism is a shocking 1 in 26!

Increasing Number of Vaccines

Now let’s take a look at the number of vaccines that our children are getting.

In 1950, there were 3 childhood vaccines.

In the 1980’s, a child would receive a maximum of 10 vaccines by the age of 6 years old with many children receiving less.

In 2010, a child would receive:

  • 25 vaccines by age 6 months
  • 36 vaccines by 18 months
  • 43 vaccines by 4-6 years old
  • 68 vaccines by 11-12 years old

This means that a 6 month old baby born today would receive 2.5 times the number of vaccines as the maximum permitted for a 6 year old back in the 1980’s.   And, by the time that same baby was 12 years old, he/she would have received nearly 7X the number of vaccines as a child born 30 years ago.

Now, you can say that vaccines don’t cause autism until the cows come home, but it seems to me that common sense alone clearly indicates that vaccines are, at the very least, a large contributing factor to the increasing autism rates.

Blaming the rising autism rate on “better diagnosis” is about as ridiculous an argument as any I’ve heard too.

An autism rate of 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 26 in only 30 years purely on “better diagnosis”? People actually buy this argument?

Apparently so, as the vast majority of parents continue to get their children vaccinated despite the continuing rise in cases of autism.

Which begs the obvious question:

what is your autism number?

Have you ever really thought about that?

How high does the autism rate have to go before you would forgo “the science” that insists that vaccines don’t cause autism and yet you would still not allow your child to be vaxed come hell or high water?

At what point would you have an “aha moment” and realize that “the science” is not really science at all but actually manipulation of data points intended to fool you and keep you on the revenue generating track of vaccine submission and financial servitude to Big Pharma?


My autism number was around 1 in 150.   That was way high enough for me back in 1998 to not even consider vaccinating my children for any reason whatsoever – no matter what pressure my pediatrician, the government, family members or anybody else put on me.

My kids were Not.  Getting.  Vaxed.


Put a gun to my head?  No matter.

Burn me at the stake?  Bring it on baby, I can handle the heat.

It ain’t gonna happen in my house to my kids.

The autism rate is now 1 in 88 and continuing to rise with the rate as high as 1 in 26 in the state of New Jersey.

How high does it have to go for you to say, NO WAY JOSE?

1 in 20?

How about 1 in 10?

Would it actually have to go as high as 1 in every 2 babies becoming autistic for you to draw a line in the sand and stop the madness in your home?

I really want to know.  What is your autism number?

Please sound off in the comments section.


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

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