Part C - Autism Numbers

7. Failure To Monitor Increases In Autism Numbers

8. "Now Almost Everyone Knows Someone Who’s Autistic"

Evidence of dramatic rates/ increases

9. Cambridge University Research

On 18/2/01, the UK "Sunday Telegraph" reported on research undertaken by Dr. Fiona Scott at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. The research, undertaken across schools in Cambridgeshire, found that:

10. University of Sunderland Research

A study to be published in April 2001 will show a tenfold increase in diagnosis of autism, during the years 1989-93.

11. National Autistic Society Estimates

The NAS issued a factsheet in early 1997 which gave the following prevalence rates:

The above implies a very high level of autism in the UK, and the previously-described studies seem to bear this out.

12. Is Autism Increasing? - The Department of Health’s View

13. The Fombonne Paper, January 2001

Part D - The USA

MMR and Late-Onset Autism -(Autistic Enterocolitis) - A Briefing Note by David Thrower