The REAL Statistics on Autism and Other Neurological Disorders… and Why Everyone NEEDS to Pay Attention to Them

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The REAL Statistics on Autism and Other Neurological Disorders… and Why Everyone NEEDS to Pay Attention to Them

An estimated 1 out of 67 first graders is diagnosed with autism or one of its spectral disorders like ADD, ADHD and Asperger’s. These frightening autism statistics are a call to action. We must address the root causes of autism to heal our children and future generations.

1 out of 150 children born is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).1

Harrowing autism statistics have been prominent in the media and used as a call to action to learn more about the causes, treatment and prevention of autism spectrum disorders.

But what if autism spectrum disorders are even more prevalent than we thought?
By comparing CDC statistics on autism with information from the U.S. Department of Education, Raymond Gallup and Dr. Edward Yazbak estimate that the numbers are much worse.

They have found that 1 out of 67 first graders suffer from autism and other developmental disorders.2

If this is true, then we truly have an epidemic!

Autism Spectrum Disorders By The Numbers

Gallup and Yazbak found that the CDC statistics on autism came from a study of children who were born in 1994. That’s thirteen years ago!

Those children likely entered first grade in the fall of 2000.

The Department of Education releases figures on the enrollment of children with spectral disorders by state and by school year.

Gallup and Yazbak compared the enrollment of children with ASD in 2000 to the enrollment in 2006, state by state. They discovered that the number of students with spectral disorders increased an average 124%!

In fact, more than 35 states doubled their enrollment of children with ASDs between 2000 and 2006.

Thus, the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders among first graders enrolled in school is likely closer to 1 in 67, not the 1 in 150 as previously estimated.

The Fight Against Autism

Autism and the other spectral disorders are becoming more and more prevalent. These autism statistics have very real implications for the children affected, their families, schools and communities.

While there is some debate about the causes of autism, there should be no debate about autism treatment.

The Body Ecology program for health and healing is an ideal solution for autism.

Autism, ADD, ADHD and Asperger’s: All of these autism spectrum disorders do NOT have to be a fact of life. Listen in to learn more about the Body Ecology approach to healing these epidemic childhood developmental disorders. The dietary secrets of The Natural Autism Solution can make a difference in your child’s life today!

Numerous families have already reported their amazing success with the diet and rely on this system to keep their kids healthy after devastating autism diagnoses.

Donna Gates, founder of the Body Ecology system, has created a 12 CD set that specifically addresses the needs of children with ASD, providing support, solutions and hope to their parents, as well as an outline for effective autism treatment.

The Natural Autism Solution: Dietary Secrets to Help Prevent and Overcome Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and other Epidemic Childhood Disorders is your opportunity to learn about Body Ecology’s natural system of healing and boosting immunity for children. Let Donna Gates and expert doctors show you the missing link to healing our children.

In this exclusive audio presentation, three leading health experts including Donna Gates, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, and Dr. Leonard Smith share their expertise in treating and prevent ASD.


  • Why autism has more than one cause.
  • The role that parents play in their children’s health.
  • How the 7 principles of the Body Ecology diet can address and heal the symptoms of autism.
  • What foods to feed your child, and which ones to avoid.
  • The connection between ear infections and leaky gut.
  • How selenium can help chelate heavy metals like mercury.
  • And so much more!

Prevention is Key

This amazing resource is a must for any parent, health care practitioner and for any woman who wants to have a healthy, beautiful baby and wants to prevent autism.

Autism spectrum disorders are on the rise, and the official autism statistics are just the beginning. But autism does not have to continue to plague future generations of children. This is truly a wake-up call for our nation and our world that we can do a better job of taking care of our own bodies and our environment.

We know how dedicated parents are when it comes to finding solutions for their children. We commend you for your commitment to creating healthy children and we want to acknowledge you for all you are doing.

It is our mission at Body Ecology to bring solutions for creating happy, healthy, thriving children who are able to fulfill their missions. The Body Ecology program is an amazing, natural solution to recover the health of our children by honoring Mother Earth’s wisdom and the body’s natural ability to heal.

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  1. “CDC Releases New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Multiple Communities in the United States,” CDC.gov, 8 Feb 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/2007/r070208.htm
  2. Gallup, Raymond and Yazbak, Dr. Edward, “When 1 in 150 is really 1 in 67,” VAProject.com. http://www.vaproject.org/yazbak/1-in-150-is-really-1-in-67-20071005.htm
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