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The Hill: 1 in 44 with autism reflects "natural neurodiversity"; "headed in the right direction"

Dec 14, 2021, The Hill: CDC: Autism prevalence in children up significantly from 2016 to 2018, and that's actually a good thing https://thehill.com/changing-america/opinion/585729-cdc-autism-prevalence-in-children-up-significantly-from-2016-to-2018

Rather than interpret the results of this study as implying that autism is a growing epidemic and a condition which therefore is to be feared, view it instead as being reflective of the natural neurological diversity inherent in humanity, carrying unique challenges as well as strengths…. Society is considerably more aware of autism now than when I was growing up, and the diagnostic criteria for autism have evolved considerably since then. There is good reason to believe that these factors are behind the increase in prevalence. Nonetheless, diagnostic disparities persist for people of color and those assigned female at birth which continues to raise questions about bias in the diagnostic process. For example, some autistic women I know have said that they were initially misdiagnosed because the same criteria used to evaluate autistic males had wrongly been applied to them. The numbers are headed in the right direction, though more work remains to be done in leveling the playing field for all.


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fei fei
fei fei
2021年12月16日

The Hill is notorious for its history of glorifying vaccines, Trump, the genocidal and hypocritical U.S. constitution (glorified taking out “Indian Savages”) and our disgusting and vile counterfeit post-1492 “America” strife with ungodliness, extreme materialism, chronic illness, massive obesity, fakem contaminated, germ filled and toxic food, etc on and on.


I refuse to be a patriot - aka a pro-colonialism, pro-USA zombie. I’m not supporting other authoritarian regimes either, neither CCP nor Venezuela nor Arabia. I want healthy, prosperous, culturally sustainable and anti/ex-vick sheen Native American Nations to come back everywhere on previous seized colonial U.S. state territories. This may sound bad to 98% of the colonial American sheeple, but Native Americans didn’t (prior to colonialism and the international U.N.-funded…


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Josh Scandlen
Josh Scandlen
2021年12月16日

i like when he says: "Nonetheless, diagnostic disparities persist for people of color and those assigned female at birth which continues to raise questions about bias in the diagnostic process. "


Nothing says "I'm not sexist" like labelling women as "assigned female at birth."


Damn, these people are insane.

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fei fei
fei fei
2021年12月16日
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I’m not a TERF nor transphobic, but the massive push for G.R. on underage youth prior to finishing adolescence is insane and should scare all parties.

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