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Name: beth w
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I have heard a lot of stories on the possible correlation between immunizations and the cause of autism on the news lately. I am just curious to see if anyone else has heard this and what your opinions are. I know immunizations are vital for the health of children but this is an interesting topic - my son will have his first immunizations in 2 weeks, and I am just researching. Unfortunately, I think we are "ignorant" of any correlations at this time - I wish we could fast forward 50 years into the future and see if this is in fact true.
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Name: irish Amy | Date: Oct 19th, 2007 9:52 PM
you could say that there is no smoke without fire, when my son got his immunisations I was assured that it was without the mercury- which is what scared everyone, and he was still diagnosed with autism, I'm sceptical both ways, not blaming it but not dismissing it completely either, does'nt help much does it? 

Name: aldam2 | Date: Oct 20th, 2007 10:19 PM
I have 4 children altogether and only the oldest is affected with autism. Therefore im not convinced there is a connection. Also measles is on the increase now because of a lack of parents having their children immunised. Measles is a killer and is extremely dangerous therefore you must ask yourselfs if you think there is a connection, which would you prefer a autistic child or a dead one??? I know which one id choose, but i say again my other 3 have all been immunised and none of them are affected??? thanx and sorry for being so blunt, but I think its important to know all the facts. 

Name: [email protected] | Date: Jan 20th, 2008 6:43 AM
I am not sure , what I am sure of is my daughter who has Asperger's it is definitly genetic, her father is very much ASD even without being diagnosed(49 yr). I was immunizied, I am 47 yrs ?? I am pretty ok, maybe they have changed the vaccines. Wendy from OZ 

Name: asdmom | Date: Sep 22nd, 2008 2:00 AM
yes, yes, yes 

Name: asdmom | Date: Sep 22nd, 2008 2:02 AM
by the way, I had a severe case of measles when i was small and i recovered from it.
yes measles is a risk, but i would prefer to risk it knowing what i know now. I have an asd son with severe autism, and i wish he had never had the mmr 

Name: asdmom | Date: Sep 22nd, 2008 2:02 AM
thimerasol is the medical term for mercury 

Name: rachtwins | Date: Dec 31st, 2008 9:54 AM
The doctor that orignally made the claim between immunizations and autisms was actually dismissed from his position because of his false allegations. It was proved that there was no link found. Bad gossip travels far and wide.
I personnaly believe it to be genetic as my sister has two with autism I have two and my Grandmother is autistic. 

Name: StudentResearcher | Date: Apr 9th, 2009 2:18 AM
Hi, I am currently an undergraduate student at Barry university in Miami and I am conducting a survey for my thesis on "parent's perceptions of the link between autism and vaccinations. I am posting the official letter that was approved by the Institutional Review Board at my University. The online survey is on the Autism Speaks website. I am asking that you please log on and respond if interested to help make new breakthroughs on how parents still feel.

Dear Parent,

I am inviting you to participate in a research study that is examining parental perceptions of the link between vaccination and autism. Along with this letter there is a short survey that asks a variety of questions about the above mentioned topic. I am asking you to look over the survey and, if you choose to do so, complete it on this internet website. It should take you no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. Results from the first 100 participants will be used.

The results of this project will be used as data for a research thesis. Through your participation I hope to understand the perceptions of the link between vaccination and autism. Should you chose to participate you will complete the surveys online via the internet website SurveyMonkey.

Contents of the survey may be emotionally disturbing. Some of the survey items may be considered personal and may cause a slight level of anxiety.If you experience any uncontrollable feelings of anxiety or emotional discomfort please contact 888-Austism-2 (288-4762).

Benefits of this study include adding to the body of research on the perceptions of the link between vaccination and autism. Your survey submission will be anonymous and will not contain any identifiable information. Because the survey will be completed online from a home computer, there is a possibility that a participants' IP address may be viewed by the PI or PIís advisor. Participantsí IP addresses will be erased from all data by the PI upon receipt. The PI and the faculty advisor Dr Linda Bacheller will review the data for analyses purposes. Researchers will not retain any identifying information and the anonymous data set will be stored in password protected data file on the PIís computer. If the IP address appears in the data set received by SurveyMonkey they will be deleted. The anonymous data file will not be destroyed.

Your participation in this study is voluntary and you have the right to refuse to participate, to refuse to answer any particular question, or withdraw from participation. A possible alternative to participation is to not participate. By proceeding with this survey you consent to participate.

If you have any questions or concerns about completing the surveys or about being in this study, you may contact me at [email protected] or the faculty advisor, Dr. Linda Bacheller via telephone at 305-899-4576 or via email at [email protected] The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Barry University has approved this study.

The link is posted on Autism Speaks using Survey monkey software.

Here is the link if interested

you for you participation 

Name: cowboy | Date: May 14th, 2009 6:40 PM
Well ive asked every doctor on the planet the same question it seem,s like a million time,s and if you want some info on it go autism links there,s a web site there that has million,s of topic,s .and abig one is your exact question and it,s better then a doctor just alway,s saying i dont know sir. 

Name: flaminjo | Date: Jun 3rd, 2009 6:36 AM
I think it is a dangerous trend,some times rumours flow faster.It has been proven by scientific research that there is no basis in it.
Moreover because of it many parents are avoiding vaccinations and because of this trend many diseases,which were considered as cured,are making a come back,which is a very dangerous trend.

My nutrition my life:http://www.autism-supplements.com 

Name: flaminjo | Date: Jun 4th, 2009 3:26 AM
Infact now a special US court has ruled out vaccinations as the cause for autism in the absence of concrete proof.go to this link to read the entire article:http://www.vancouversun.c

nutrition,my life: www.autism-supplements.com 

Name: There IS Hope | Date: Jul 14th, 2009 3:36 AM
Hi. I work in a school district, as a special-education paraprofessional. I have been blessed to care for and help many different children of various ages, with a variety of challenges. I recently listened to / watched a woman share her incredible story of raising a son with autism. It touched me deeply. Her son was healed, a few years back, and continues to improve in his schooling. I ordered her book and found so much hope in her experience. Hope that applies to everyone, including families with autism but not limited to only autism. My heart goes out to all. If anyone is interested in the details of the book and the radio / t.v. program, please e-mail me at [email protected] (Since it is my understanding that some things cannot be posted.) With excitement, encouragement, and heart-felt appreciation and compassion to every family touched by especially autism...There IS Hope. - I do believe, as many others do, that there are too many negative things related to immunizations... 

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