From The Dougherty Report Archives: First and foremost, The Dougherty Report makes NO claims, we simply give a platform to those who want to speak on a given topic, WITHOUT taking a stance! Elizabeth spoke with Brian Hooker an autism parent, and a very vocal proponent of the idea that vaccine overload may be responsible for what appears to be nothing less than an Autism Spectrum Disorder epidemic. Regardless of how you feel about the topic, the increase in the numbers are staggering. In the 1970's, 1 in 2500 children were diagnosed with Autism. CDC's own numbers now show 1 in 42 for boys and 1 in 189 for girls will be diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Listen and decide for yourself.