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Immunizations and Autism

Does anyone PERSONALLY know of a kid who is autistic and never had any vaccines?

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The vaccination / autisum link has been disproven.
The reason it shows up after vaccinations is because it shows up after 18 months. Studies have shown that Autism begains before birth.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050110114832...
http://www.aap.org/immunization/families/autismfacts.html
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/immunizations/vacc...
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/node/6668

The orginal "study" that suggested the link , was done at the scientist's son's birthday party. It was a flawed "study".

The Autism - immunization link is misinformation.
And it is far more dangerous to not vacinate.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/health/4/not_vaccinati...

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Yep. Loads from overseas in 3rd world countries I've visited/lived/worked, and many here in this country... primarily from migrant farmer populations and other poor families who can't afford healthcare.

As others have said, the study was flawed. The whole autism/vacc thing was debunked YEARS ago in the scientific community... it is an UNTOLD RELIEF that it's now out in the public domain.

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I recently did my persuasive research paper on this subject, because my own daughter has had similar problems for a long time. I began the paper with the idea that there was a connection becasue of stories heard in the media and that underliying want for some kind of reason or a fear that I could have prevented it. However during the course of my paper I had to change my thesis because I could not find any real proof. The man who started the theory has been disproven by many studies and was found to have had a connection to companies that would benefit from this scare and thus has recanted. I spent so much time trying to find studies that really had proof of this but just could not find many of them. I instead found thousands proving that there was not a real correlation. Though i agree there is far too much toxic stuff in vaccines and they are given much to close together I feel that it is just a connection of the time or age that symptoms manifest or become noticable and the time that some vaccines are given.
I feel there are so many dangers to not giving the vaccine and even experienced what could happen very recently. A child that I had been around our family was thought to have rubella and I am in my first trimester. which this is can cause the initial development to be greatly altered or even death for the unborn baby. Fortunatly after many tests we found it was not exposed. Though I began with the normal schedule for my daughter we chose to begin an alternative schedule where they are more spaced out and I am more aware of everything that is going into her body. Just keep yourself informed and you will find better answers to things like this, I did. I hope this helps, I know this is a very touchy and highly charged topic.

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The vaccination / autisum link has been disproven.
The reason it shows up after vaccinations is because it shows up after 18 months. Studies have shown that Autism begains before birth.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050110114832...
http://www.aap.org/immunization/families/autismfacts.html
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/immunizations/vacc...
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/node/6668

The orginal "study" that suggested the link , was done at the scientist's son's birthday party. It was a flawed "study".

The Autism - immunization link is misinformation.
And it is far more dangerous to not vacinate.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/health/4/not_vaccinati...

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Autism is not a disease you can "catch". Just because a baby met milestones doesn't mean that later they won't begin to lag behind or show signs of being on the autism spectrum. There have been over 20 years of research on this and the most recent panel of 35 scientific experts including geneticists, doctors, autism specialists, and neurologists conclusively stated there is ABSOLUTELY no indication of any link between vaccines and autism. I know parents want to have something to point to or blame, but it's simply not true. Every autism expert agrees vaccines do not cause autism. I really wish this misinformation would stop spreading.

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Yep. Loads from overseas in 3rd world countries I've visited/lived/worked, and many here in this country... primarily from migrant farmer populations and other poor families who can't afford healthcare.

As others have said, the study was flawed. The whole autism/vacc thing was debunked YEARS ago in the scientific community... it is an UNTOLD RELIEF that it's now out in the public domain.

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Yes. The study which first started the furor over vaccines and autism was doctored. The connection has never been shown and vaccines are the best way to protect your children from known child killers.

I used to work with a group of seven severely autistic children, of whom one had never been vaccinated. Ever. One had only had one round of vaccinations. And the remaining five children had had their vaccines regularly.

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My child has autism. The doctor who treats my child has two children with autism, one vaccinated the other not vaccinated. He has recovered the child who was not vaccinated. I don't think vaccinations cause autism but I do think they are a contributing factor for some kids. I've stopped vaccinating my typical daughter and my son.
The study to which some of the others posters are referring was not disproved. The author was criticized for his techinque, not his conclusion. His research has been duplicated. Also that study only looked at the MMR, not the MMR in conjunction with all the other vaccines given.

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Hi--
I do not know anyone with Autism. However, just yesterday news came out that the person who supposedly "disproved" the link between autism and vaccines absconded with $2 million that he was supposed to use for research. It turns out that his initial study that "disproved" the link used falsified data. Further research done by other researchers was based on this initial study that was falsified, so pretty much any research that says there is no link between Autism and vaccines can no longer be trusted.
Here is the link to the full article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/central...

Also, check out this link to Jenny McCarthy's latest article--if you don't know, she has a son recovered from autism and swears his symptoms started after receiving the MMR:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenny-mccarthy/whos-afraid-...

My children both have food allergies, and therefore very sensitive digestion and livers. We did not vaccinate because I was going to wait until they were older and their immune systems had formed. However, when my eldest got sick at 4 months we tried everything. We finally found an alternative doc who was able to help us. A year after starting treatment that doctor told me that our son was the sickest baby he'd ever seen and that if we had vaccinated him it would have put such pressure on his system that he would've ended up with learning problems at the very least and most probably autism. My son is an example of someone who is more genetically sensitive and more likely to have developed austism. That is why diet changes so often change the autistic like symptoms.

I hope this information helps you flesh out your own feelings on the subject. Good luck!
J.

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What a controversy. I feel bad for anyone having to try and make a rational decision about vaccines at this point.

I would never skip having them. Even if there was a clear case of it being a possibility I would still have them because kids can live with Autism but they can't live with some of those diseases that they can be vaccinated against.

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