This is a highly debateable topic within the autism community. I believe all possible theories should continued to be studied and tested until an evidence based link has been discovered. Babies do receive many vaccines at birth and the human body is an extremely complex system that we may never fully understand. It makes sense to continue tests to see if there is a link between autism and vaccines. Completely dismissing the notion may lead to a breakthrough not being discovered. Autism is affecting more and more kids these days than ever before. Early Intervention techniques such as Applied Behavior Analysis therapy have positive impacts on children with autism, but that does not mean we should stop all research on whether vaccines contribute to the cause. This testing may take years to get accurate results, but there is enough results to continue to research the correlation. The government will most likely continue to vary their stance as this is an issue that will most likely continue to have new developments arising frequently. What do the special needs mothers think on this topic?
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on May. 18, 2011
Now, I do not believe that ALL Autism cases are because of vaccines. Nor do I believe that ALL Autism diagnosis are in fact Autism. Tests have shown that a great deal are heavy mettal poisoning - which has nearly the same symptoms. And Autism was NEVER a factr when it came to deciding whether or not to vaccinate my children, which we do not do. But the connection is clear, even if the CDC doesn't want to admit to it...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:07 AM on May. 18, 2011
I have two special needs children, one who is autistic and I believe that the theory vaccines caused it is 110% hogwash. I have done my homework on the subject. My sn is 17 yrs old and two of my friends are also raising autistic children. I got my psych degree to learn more about my sons, and my friends studying to be a special ed teacher. Here are some links discrediting the theory:
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