Autism A Thousandfold Increase

Amish and Undeveloped Nations Don't Get It


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May 02, 2016

Rates of autism and social disabilities have increased by a thousandfold in the U.S. over the last thirty years. The Amish and undeveloped nations do not experience anything like this. Could social disabilities have something to do with the social environments that have been constructed over the last eighty years in the developed nations? We do not want to point at a single factor as the sole cause of these disturbing trends, but we do take a look at the shift in social environments that has happened. How do Rwanda and Uganda differ from the United States? Kids aren't raised in families much any more. Increasingly, people are living in institutions from womb to tomb. We also look at this brave experiment of sending our women into the workforce, well equipped with birth control devices, educational empowerment, and a self-oriented existentialist philosophy.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.