A large amount of autistic kids are below the age of thirteen though. And there are kids who have severe autism who have never been vaccinated in the first place, so that would certainly rule our mercury as a sole cause.
This thread has went rather OT. No, I am not allowed to share the actual name of the place I work in, but AM allowed to say NAS. Strict guidelines forbid me mentioning names of children, etc. It IS allowed to share anecdotes, in fact, my bosses do that on other boards where they give advice about PECS or toilet training of autistic kids and share examples.
However, I asked to the senior to have a wee look at this thread and she said, to be on the safe side, even though it is rather obvious, I should mention that my opinions on are mine. I so not represent the NAS here. They don't have a stand on vaccinations, so that would be rather obvious anyway. Maybe the US is more Orwellian than the UK?
There was a lady who got dismissed. She had shared on FB the initials of a boy and the school.Plus the fact that the boy had done this or that. At that school there was only one boy with those initials, so they were right to fire her.
You see Social Workers, lawyers, hairdressers, etc, online who roughly name their employer and share stories. You just gotta be careful and not give out actual identities of the families involved.
But thanks for the "worry".
Regarding my DS, no he has not been vaccinated fully, but will be. His first onset of symptoms took place before he received any vaccinations at all, so he couldn't have them. He couldn't get viruses either, or be exposed to stuff other kids can. I do wish medical professionals would make up their minds though. Until then, we trusted herd immunity, and it worked.
The vaccinations will be beneficial for your child, just not much has been misunderstood. I am talking a scenario, where all kids are protected, just yours isn't and the risk of catching for instance mumps, measles or rubella are small. So, "not much" would mean "small risk, as everyone is protected". And certain illnesses like chickenpox wouldn't normally be very dangerous to a healthy child, so that is included in the "not much." I don't see the absurdity.
Edited by EineMutti - 10/28/13 at 3:45am