Scientists claim that Autism has been around for over 1000 years and has remained consistently as prevalent as it is today – with 1 in every 166 in the U.S. being born with autism.
However, within the Amish community autism does not exist. Why is this? It looks like the answer to this question lead to a bigger revelation about the cause of autism itself.
Since they have been cut off for hundreds of years from American culture and scientific progress, the Amish may have had less exposure to some new factor triggering autism in the rest of population. The likely culprit: vaccines.
Traveling to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country in search of autistic Amish children, the reporter, based on national statistics, should have found as many as 200 children with autism in the community — instead, he found only three, the oldest age 9 or 10: -