For many people, the recommendation of their pediatrician is enough.
Some motorious anti-vaccinationists: ., ,, , ,, , , and .
These two claims were originally based on the study of 12 children who displayed both behavioral regression (for example, loss of language skills) and intestinal problems.
But first, I want to begin with a discussion of evidence.
Given these findings, especially the short time between the MMR vaccination and the claimed onset of behavioral symptoms, the suggestion that the MMR vaccination may have had something to do with regressive autism does not appear unreasonable.
MYTH: People with ASD do not feel or like to socialize.
I want to hear the actual arguments on both sides and weigh them to the best of my abilities. Although the evidence can and should include the testimony of people who are deemed to be experts in that field, 'expert opinion' cannot be the only evidence presented.
MYTH: ASD gives people savant or genius abilities.
In the same way, we could not fairly evaluate the safety of vaccines if we insisted that all pro-vaccine information was merely propaganda from Big Pharma.
MYTH: Children with autism cannot become independent adults.
We may conclude after the fact that certain sources are biased, but making this assumption in advance renders it impossible to ever investigate the claims by various organizations.