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Nov 2013

Jacob Barnett: moderate to severe autism

Jacob Barnett, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two years old, is now studying for a Master’s degree in quantum physics.

A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics.

Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 – higher than Albert Einstein – and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role. (more…)

Apr 2012

Why Is Autism On The Increase?

Is Autism Really on The Increase – or Are We Just Diagnosing it Now?

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that 1 in 88 children in America has Autism – which appears to indicate a 23 percent increase since the last report in 2009.

And another report I read recently indicated that over the last 15 years that the incidence of Autism had grown by more than 1000% – but interestingly that report also noted that Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), is a relatively new disorder, and was not actually being diagnosed and monitored 20 years ago in the way that it is today. Hence one explanation for this dramatic increase. But are there other potential explanations that we should be taking a much closer look at?