My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed here recently with Autism. She was perfectly normal until she reached a year old. When she had her vaccinations done at 12 months, she started running extreme high fever, couldnt walk, and eventually couldnt talk or hear. She was doing well with talking until then, but after her "set back" she couldnt even say the words that she could already say, and it took her a couple of weeks to be able to walk again. I took her to another pediatrician when she was 2, thinking that it was just terrible 2's kicking in, and she had referred her to a specialist for occupational and speech therapy. She didnt do very well with it because she always seemed to be attached to one certain activity that they wanted to try with her. I could never understand that. But I always knew in the back of my mind that is what she had because that was what every doctor and specialist was telling me that what the probability was. But my question is that, Is it true that the MMR vaccination is linked to Autism? Im just a concerned mother that is still trying to get answers. Answers are welcome, thank you
I think the research shows that the genetic link is stronger and vaccines are only a trigger. Kids with autism have different genetic combinations and are already predisposed, its just a matter of time and trigger. My son is 15 now.
Being proactive and getting services for your child will get her further.
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