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Topic: Does Autism affect you?
Posted By: hauteshellbi
Subject: Does Autism affect you?
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 11:02am
Autism rates now 1 in 68 for US children
 
Do you know anyone with autism it's crazy how fast it's growing



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Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 11:02am
CNN) -- One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children in 11 states: Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Utah and New Jersey.

The incidence of autism ranged from a low of 1 in 175 children in Alabama to a high of 1 in 45 in New Jersey, according to the CDC.

Children with autism continue to be overwhelmingly male. According to the new report, the CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys has autism, 4.5 times as many as girls (1 in 189).



Posted By: nala52808
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 11:26am
Yes, my friend's son has it, as well as my mother's friend's son.

The friend of my mother's says that it is not a disease, but "evolution" of humansStern Smile, and the numbers will continue to increase. I didn't know what to make of that, but I do agree that the numbers keep increasing.


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 12:08pm
I think that the numbers have greatly increased because a lot of people within the spectrum that are highly functional with high IQs were not being evaluated til recently. I know a lot of people that I swear are within the spectrum that have not been evaluated/diagnosed.


Posted By: Ds2nice
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 12:16pm
This is the main reason why I don't want to have any babies.  I'm practically scared to death of having a child with autism.


Posted By: mangachan
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:

I think that the numbers have greatly increased because a lot of people within the spectrum that are highly functional with high IQs were not being evaluated til recently. I know a lot of people that I swear are within the spectrum that have not been evaluated/diagnosed.


I know very few people who obviously have it and and diagnosed.  However, I know of several people in my life who are suspect.  I think there's an overwhelming lack of knowledge about this, not to mention stigma that comes along with not being "normal."


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 12:50pm
Too many children are misdiagnosed for Autisim . I have several children that frequent the ER due to other factors , but the doctors seem to give up and place the child on meds . I know the struggles of parents with Autistic children .


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 12:57pm
yes.
Also I volunteer  with an autism group.


Posted By: HaitianLuv
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 12:57pm
i dont know much about autism. What's this spectrum?


Posted By: juniper angel
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 1:45pm
What is autism how can you have a normal IQ but be autistic


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 1:48pm

http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism" rel="nofollow - http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism



Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 1:52pm
Originally posted by juniper angel juniper angel wrote:

What is autism how can you have a normal IQ but be autistic
 
There are different levels, Aspergers is a type of autism, they are not very good at socializing, but they are quite excellent in intellectualizing.
 
http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/mental-health-aspergers-syndrome" rel="nofollow - http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/mental-health-aspergers-syndrome


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 2:55pm
I work with a few kids that have it.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 4:48pm
I met a number of them that are or suspected to be autistic when I was in college.


Posted By: mangachan
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

I met a number of them that are or suspected to be autistic when I was in college.


When talking about this with people, there seems to be an assumption they are cognitively impaired.
In one of my college chemistry classes, there was this one kid that would be real chatty in class of 200 people, blurting out answers to questions posed to everyone, and basically talking "at" the professor in the middle of lectures.  As weird as he was, his grade was probably highest in the class.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 6:37pm
Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

Originally posted by juniper angel juniper angel wrote:

What is autism how can you have a normal IQ but be autistic
 
There are different levels, Aspergers is a type of autism, they are not very good at socializing, but they are quite excellent in intellectualizing.
 
http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/mental-health-aspergers-syndrome" rel="nofollow - http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/mental-health-aspergers-syndrome


Yup and people with Aspergers are now trying to be considered separate from the autistic spectrum. They are highly functional but they don't understand social cues.


Posted By: femmefatale85
Date Posted: Mar 28 2014 at 6:38pm
i feel autism is overdiagnosed


Posted By: leftywefty
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 7:22am
Originally posted by mangachan mangachan wrote:

Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

I met a number of them that are or suspected to be autistic when I was in college.


When talking about this with people, there seems to be an assumption they are cognitively impaired.
In one of my college chemistry classes, there was this one kid that would be real chatty in class of 200 people, blurting out answers to questions posed to everyone, and basically talking "at" the professor in the middle of lectures.  As weird as he was, his grade was probably highest in the class.

Yep. They can be inappropriate as well by using profanity or sexual language, touching etc. They can be violent and their response to situations can be over exaggerated. In a school setting, this  sets them up to be sent out of the classroom by teachers if they are in an inclusion setting (regular education classroom). Missing class is why some autistic children might be behind in content knowledge. Some of them have additional learning disabilities related to reading, writing, or math, but that's comorbidity and is not related to the autism. Some are placed in a substantially separate classroom where there are only 6-8 students and a special education teacher. Autism looks very different which is why we call it a "spectrum". I've known autistic kids who required a one on one paraprofessional to follow them around all day in every class, and I've also known autistic kids who were up for valedictorian and were extremely independent and high functioning. It's a very confusing disorder because it's rooted in the ability to interact socially.


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 8:39am
i use to work with autistic kids but ive stop working with the child and adolescent population completely. i don't know anyone personally that has it.


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 11:44am
I have a cousin on my dad's side that has 'autism'. My great-uncle was old with a young wife and the older father/young mother is often the case. My great-aunt is a RN, so she knew how to get proper diagnosis & care for him.

He was very sensitive to noise, used to rock back and forth when he was a little kid. He graduated from college, has a career, is highly functional & well socialized to the point where no one would guess that he has 'autism'.

IMO, he is probably within the autistic spectrum but more on the Aspergers range than textbook autism.

When I was younger, I would have people with autistic relatives tell me off and argue me down and tell me that I was wrong or that I was being ridiculous when I told them I had a older cousin with autism that was in college.


Posted By: NJHairLuv
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 11:51am
There is a popular BHM member with Aspergers. She doesnt post much nowadays, but she has a great career in technology, happily married, etc.

She mentioned in a thread that she doesnt always catch social cues and her parents used to be really tough on her and would punish her severely when she was a kid. There were some cultural issues too related to how 'different' kids are treated in one of her parent's home country. I think that she was diagnosed at a late age.

I read that post where it mentions that kids miss school b/c of discipline/suspensions due to behavior. I really look forward to a day when there is more awareness and education so that the people within the spectrum can get the help that they need at an early age, especially in black communities. I notice that people usually just say, "Oh, he/she is just like that" and they dont probe to see why the child is so different from their other children. There are signs, but people dont recognize them.


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 6:49pm
nope and I want it to stay that way.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 7:13pm
Originally posted by femmefatale85 femmefatale85 wrote:

i feel autism is overdiagnosed

Confused


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 8:03pm
I have a cousin who is autistic. My neighbour's son is also autistic. They're both teenagers now.


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Mar 29 2014 at 8:05pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Originally posted by femmefatale85 femmefatale85 wrote:

i feel autism is overdiagnosed

Confused
Some people don't have it or have another diagnosis. I believe it may be misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed.



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