It is not often that I run across a useful autism site on the internet but I was pleasantly surprised to 'Stumble Upon' the Fighting Autism site which provides information concerning autism statistics, incidence and prevalence. The site features some handy tools such as prevalence maps, graphs, and reports and an autism clock an image of which I have copied on to my side panel. The information is provided for dissemination and visitors are free to use the maps and graphs and publish same to their own sites.
The graph feature is particularly interesting. The site authors do not publish the data for adult autistic persons over 22 because they do not consider the available information reliable.
Fighting Autism is a nonprofit organization based in Pennsylvania with a mission:
To improve the quality of life for children with autism through research, education, advocacy and treatment.
Research. Fostering scientific research to understand the underlying biological conditions of autism spectrum disorders.
Education and Advocacy. Educating parents, scientists and healthcare professionals about autism treatment strategies through conferences, seminars and community fundraising events.
Treatment. Creating a world-class autism treatment center in the greater Pittsburgh area encompassing biological and opportunities to participate in clinical research studies.
The Fighting Autism organization itself does not appear to have been active in organizing conferences since 2005 and at that time appeared to be focussed on dietary, gut brain information and ..... Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Regardless of Dr. Wakefield's current predicament or the generally low acceptance of his theories in the scientific community the statistical information tools provided on the Fighting Autism site are interesting.