Sorry, the treatment of autism is the area I’m specialising in, and I’m more than a little bit passionate about it!! You would not believe how many parents tell you the same thing when you see them in clinic; my child was normal, then they had their vaccines/had a serious illness/was exposed to chemicals, and regressed very quickly to where they are now. It’s horrifying and heartbreaking and hearing people who obviously haven’t done the research say ‘there’s no evidence’ is beyond annoying, because there is a mountain the size of Everest of evidence supporting what they say.
Another couple of links:
The conflicts of interest in the Wakefield case (see the flow chart in particular):
A review of theoretical causes, from the Journal of Immunotoxicology (current edition).
BREAKING STORY JUST NOW
The US Govt has compensated AT LEAST 83 cases of vaccine-injury-associated autism in their vaccine court over the past 20 years, and kept it covered up. And it’s believed that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If they don’t cause autism, why is the US govt compensating it to the tune of millions and millions of dollars??
Press conference: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14611371
HuffPost article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/high-rates-of-autism-foun_b_859234.html
(Also, sorry for all the science stuff – it’s just for tmmo157 who I’m assuming has some kind of a medical background in case she’s interested! And while we obviously don’t agree on this one, hopefully you can have a read and a think and I’ve given you something to look into – and I’m sure we’ll agree on other things anyway, no hard feelings! )