Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Numbers never lie....



Autism rates increase.....wwwoooooooooo.....ONE IN THIRTY EIGHT O MY GOD!!!!!!!!!
It's all the rage in the "Autism Files" (TM)
Read all about it...

Autism: 1 in 4…Give it, ah, about…Well, hell…anyone a mathmatician around here? What was it, 4 in 10,000 about 20 years ago? As it becomes more lucrative, it becomes more common;

Let’s see… 1 out of 38 = .026

4 out of 10,000 = .0004

That an increase of 6500%

The stock market went from about 3,000 in that time, to about 12,000 today. That’s only an increase of 400%

(Edited to delete smart-ass comments)

Now…to figure out how long from 1 in 38 to one in 4…

6500% increase in 20 years is 325% a year.

God, this is getting hard…

4 is 9.5% of 38…..It would have to increase about 10 fold, or 1000%

Let’s see…1000 is to x as 6500 is to 20

6500x = 20000… lets see…ABOUT THREE YEARS!!!

It’s math, people. The universal language. AND BY THIS UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE< I figure this is STUPID!!!!!!!


r.b. said...


r.b. said...

Happy Elf Mom...I accidentlly deleted your post...but I still had the email. I don't know how to put it back but here is what I copied.

Happy Elf Mom has left a new comment on your post "Numbers never lie....":

Um, most everyone in my family is. Everyone who walks in gets a diagnosis. Or maybe autism is you know, a spectrum and some of us are much more functional than others and that it's simply a difference, yk? And yeah, I say that even though I have a severely affected child and it isn't "simply" a difference for him. Well... you know what I mean.

BTW there is no money in autism at our house because we have no money. :) Yay.

Kit said...

We are looking for participants for our autism survey. If you are a parent of a child on the spectrum and would like to participate, please email massiveasdsurvey@hotmail.com and let us know you want to be added to the list.

r.b. said...

Kit, I can think of no better reason for this blog to die, than you emailing me.

Anonymous said...

I was just in Autism New Brunsw...
this study has me so riled up! Here's a copy of my post there:
"Follow the money. Here's where I see the biggest problems: Professional define the problem (Dx), and define the solutions/interventions - makes practice SOOO much easier!Somewhere in the midst of all this easy-practice, easy billing (DSM) nonsense is the opportunity to miss the reality presented by the "subject," and the necessity of tailoring an approach to the specific needs and abilities of the individual. Practice suffers, but productivity - evidenced by numbers treated- and billing efficiencies, go through the roof.

For insight into the failings of the APA, read anything by Thomas Szazs. Then there are the gazillions of studies showing how inappropriate a capitalist model is for the delivery of health care. . .or, indeed, social services in general - or you can skip directly to the history of the AMA, and their slow but steady acquisition of control of school accreditation, requirements for licensure, requirement for membership, etc, etc. How about this: after La Leche had been around for a while, the professionals created the position of "lactation consultant" - ok, rant over."

Well, rant wasn't quite over, apparantly.

r.b. said...

EXACTLY. At $65,000-$100,000 a year now for ABA (which my son never had) being paid for(by mandate in some states like South Carolina where I fought against it in my own little insignificant way) by insurance companies...somebody smells money. Big time. What about the kids? pffftt...who cares? We are talking biggggaaaassssss bucks.

May they rot in hell.

A kind teacher will do more good for a kid than any science. And a kind teacher who grew up dealing with the same problems in school is a Godsend, from personal experience. ( I love you Miss Hunt, and always will.)

Psychology has perputuated more evil under the guise of "helping". They'd best get their stuff together.

I'll see about Szaz. Maybe he's got some common sense.

r.b. said...

It makes sense, what you said...you design the disease and the cure....What is wrong with this paradigm?

r.b. said...

While I've got diarrhea of the mouth, let me thank God for Dr. Luke, who was ADHD himself. Never said a god dang thing against Ben or me. Just kept telling Ben he was "the hardest worker he knew." Two people changed my son's life, because they were just like him.

Medical Billing Software said...

The numbers are scary ...but I hope the medical science is experiencing a speed up and there will be many advancements that will ensure the betterment in the process.

usethebrainsgodgiveyou said...


Usethebrains Godgiveyou said...


We all carry the genes for autism, study finds

The autism spectrum is a continuum, scientists say, and we're all on it.

I'm changing my name to Miss Nostradamus.

Autism Blogs Directory