I wanted to jump in and offer some insight.
Out of curiosity, are you vaccinated?
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"I wanted you to know that not vaccinating your child does not guarantee them not getting it."
I agree 100%. I don't know anyone that thinks vaccination is the SOLE cause.
Yes, both my husband and myself were vaccinated and so were our parents.
I was wondering if any studies have been done to show the number of children that have not been vaccinated with the number that have developed Autisim?
I have not done any research but did go to college to be a Special Ed teacher. I did not finish my degree so my thoughts are only my thoughts. I do not want to place an opinion or pretend that these are actual facts. They are just my thoughts and I would like to know others thoughts on this as well.
I wonder if the rise in Autisim could possibly be attibuted to a couple of things. One being that we have gotten much, much better at diagnosing those children that have Autisim. A very long time ago they believed that a
"I was wondering if any studies have been done to show the number of children that have not been vaccinated with the number that have developed Autisim?"
The answer is "no."
There has been a movement to have a study of unvaccinated versus vaccinated done (http://maloney.house.gov/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1383&Itemid=61) but for some "reason" it's yet to happen... Ask yourself "Why?"
I am actually still a skeptic about the link between autism and vaccines. At this point I do not feel there is strong evidence proving or disproving that theory. With the rise in autism, I do feel there is probably an environmental contributor. I have worked with enough individuals on the autistic spectrum to observe an obvious genetic influence as well. Actually, autism is far from my major concerns regarding the safety of vaccinations.
Just out of curiousity, your son with moderate to severe autism, did it show up early in his development or did he have regressive autism, where he developed normally and then loss his skills, such as speech and socalization around the age of 2?
Thanks for sharing your story.
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I thought regressive Autism happened at 18 months-ish?
You're saying two?
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