I have a son who is almost 12, he would be diagnosed as not neurotypical, but I am not sure about what the official dx would be. When he was younger he would have had an autism dx, he was almost completely non-verbal from 17 months to past 3 and he had many autism-like behaviours. He is not neuro-typical now but since we homeschool it has not been an issue and we have not really made any changes for him other than what he asks for or seems to need. I was involved with an experiment when I was pregnant with him, I received a flu shot while I was pregnant, I also was given the rho-gam shot and 16 shots to help mature his lungs when they claimed that I was in pre-term labor. (I was also given terbutaline and I am sure that was not necessary or good for his development. He ended up being induced the day after my due date, with pitocin.)
He was fully vax'd until he was 16 months old, until then he was above average with his development, he was speaking in full sentences, he ate all foods offered.... after he was given his vax at 16months he regressed to the point of collapse and was not the same. The doctors at the office were very rude to me and told me that I was overreacting when I called in a panic. He refused to eat all but a few foods and stopped talking.
My other children were not vaxed and I did have the rho-gham shot with the next two kids while pregnant. I only had the postpartum shot with the others. My youngest is not neuro-typical but he was given a vax in the hospital though we are not sure which one as there was a mistake and the nurse who gave it without our permission panicked and they then claimed that he was not vaxed
. He had other issues when he was little and has developed on his own path, though not like our oldest, there doesn't seem to be a learning disability issue like with Rory, it is only immune and illness for our youngest so far.
I do believe that our oldest was harmed by the shots that I received while pregnant and those that he had when he was little, I personally believe that some people are pre-disposed to adverse reactions to vax, medicines, etc. and though they are not really safe for everyone as the ingredients are mostly toxins, they are more dangerous to some people. I know that I react differently to most medications and that most of my family is the same way, I wish that I had known what I know now, for Rory's sake but he was my first and unfortunately that is what happens when we are constantly learning. He is a wonderful child, he is very talented in many ways, I am constantly amazed at how his brain works and how he has progressed, when he was 2 we didn't think that he would ever be able to function anywhere near normal and here he is. He does stand out in a group, he cannot read very well, he is behind in many areas of learning but he adores drawing and is quite good at it. He also likes math and seems to have inherited his father's ability to do math in his head, I sometimes wish that I could do it as fast as he does!
Thanks for the patience for my post, I found that when I was typing I really faced it, it helps to write it out!