Are there kids that have autism that have not been vaccinated?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Jul. 7, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My Best Friend has 3 kids - 2 of them have Autism and she does NOT Vaccinate! The Doctors and Specialists told her that Autism is in the Genes / DNA. Somewhere down the line, someone had Autism and sure enough it was a Great Great Grandmother and a Great Great Great Aunt. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • I have a cousin who was not vaccinated and who has autism. And he has two older siblings who were vaccinated who don't have autism (his mother became anti-manmade chemicals before he was born). From what I understand, sometimes children have genes that make them more prone to autism, and vaccines can help trigger the autism (but other things can as well).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • Yes, there most certainly are. I firmly believe that vaccine damage is real, but it is not the same thing as Autism, even though it closely mimics it. Children with Autism are "different" early in infancy. Often, children who experience damage from vaccines are fairly normal until just over a year old. I wish the medical community would look farther into this. Separating the groups could help them each get the help they need.

    I believe Autism is genetic. In my family alone, there are several cases of Autism. Aspergers is especially common.
    Cymbeline

    Answer by Cymbeline at 12:55 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • Of course there are. Anyone who says there isn't, is a sensationalist.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • absolutely, my sis has 2
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • Wow this was educational. Good question.
    TXdanielly

    Answer by TXdanielly at 2:08 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • My 8 year old is autistic (now high-functioning thanks to early intervention--this is KEY). He was showing symptoms very early (around 8 months). I did get him 1 round of shots at 1 years old. I don't know if this intensified it (didn't notice at the time), but I don't vaccinate now. I'm too afraid it could make things worse.
    tparbs

    Answer by tparbs at 6:38 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • Yep, I have two on the spectrum one who use to talk and when he got his vacinations it intensified and one who didn't and he is PDD-NOS and I think the vacinations made my other son severe.
    Cecily131313

    Answer by Cecily131313 at 11:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

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  • I have 3 children, two on the spectrum, one of them severe. None of my kids have ever had a single shot!!! Not one! I am really glad, because I don't have to spend a single bit of energy being angry, or feeling guilty or blaming the vaccine companies. (not that I would blame any parents who do feel that way... I would be right there too if I had done them)
    PS1273

    Answer by PS1273 at 8:09 PM on Aug. 22, 2008

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  • I chose not to vaccinate because I had a grand mal seizure from a booster shot when I was 15 years old; further, I have a cousin who regressed into classical, severe autism the SAME DAY he had his 18 month vaccines. I have 3 children, and one of them has pdd-nos. I knew early on that she was different, even as an infant. autism spectrum seems to run in my family, and I am also 99% certain that my mother in law has aspergers although has never been officially diagnosed. Because of the above, we knew we did not want to vaccinate when we had kids, and now I cannot tell you how thankful I am that we chose not to. I am 100% sure that my daughter would be much worse off than she is. I strongly believe that it it is somehow genetic, but that environmental factors, i.e. VACCINES can be a huge trigger to kids who are already born with a weakened immune system.
    nevaehjoy

    Answer by nevaehjoy at 12:21 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

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