The same way we can look another countries and follow all their trends, some of them right out looney, we should take this into consideration, The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation firmly believes that this is a true statement that should be applied to the Jamaican Autism paradigm - this information was issued last week, by the United States' Centers for Disease Control CDC - and is where our lawmakers, government ministers and those who can make the real difference should be looking :
please read "in the end, it's not so much about the final number. As Goldstein puts it, 1 in 68 or 1 in 70 doesn't really matter. What matters, he says, is that we now know this is not a rare disorder, and it's important that each individual gets the help they need to have the best quality of life.
All agree that a comprehensive national strategy that includes the research community, policy makers, educators and caregivers is necessary to find solutions for people who live with autism.
One of the biggest problems, in Goldstein's eyes: "We don't have enough trained professionals to do this." He adds, "it's hard to get paid to do this."
In many cases, insurance does not pay, even in states that have passed laws requiring health insurance to cover autism, he says.
When POORER PARENTS are told their child has autism, Badesch says, they realize that to get services, they must get on a waiting list or get Medicaid. In many states, he says, Medicaid doesn't cover autism therapy for young children during the most critical developmental period, which is essential to a better outcome.
Autism is definitely a "have and have-not" disorder, he says, and the new numbers show even more people will need services that are lacking."