Link – The thing effecting more children than Autism that no one is talking about

“According to some headlines on the Autism Speaks site, much of New York will light up in blue during the month in support. Red Bull Arena, Macy’s and Bloomingdales, and even the NYC sanitation trucks will aid in bringing awareness to this issue.

In a show of solidarity, the Great Buddha of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and maybe most amazingly, one of the 7 wonders of the world, Petra in Jordan will turn blue to honor Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.

Remember those numbers I shared at the top; 1 in 68 (or 45) children diagnosed with autism?

What if there was something devastating our children at a rate 11 to 17 times higher than autism?”

I do find it interesting how many people will latch on to various theories and junk science in a desperate attempt to avoid the autism “epidemic”, but assume that their kids are safe from sexual abuse because they grow up in a middle-class neighborhood. The risk is much, much higher that they will be sexually abused.

The thing effecting more children than Autism that no one is talking about

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  1. How dare you put data in regards to Autism in this article. If you want to highlight child abuse then do that. There is absolutely no link whatsoever that required you to put Autism with the horrific issue of child abuse.

    1. I’m sorry, but both what I wrote and the original article make clear that the comparison is only being made about the attention paid to Autism this month compared to how much attention is paid to childhood sexual abuse during what is also sexual assault awareness month. There was no “link” between the two things, the author could have easily talked about the Zika virus or any number of different things that garner a lot of media attention. The point is still that while there is a ton of awareness about things that impact a lot of people, but still nowhere near as many as are impacted by childhood sexual abuse, yet few people want to talk about that. If you feel somehow offended by that, I’m sorry, but there was never any attempt to link autism and child abuse.

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