Autism

United States
December 22, 2006 8:48am CST
Hi Folks, Do you have an autistic child? Our son becane autistic ar age 12 right after taking the MMR school shot.
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@NancyLobo (681)
• India
18 Jan 07
Yes I have a son who has autism, he is 10 years old, I really don't know what went wrong, But it is really sad to see him with autism, he is a very loving and handsome boy struggling with his speech, yet by the Power of God's miracles hope that he will start speaking soon,we don't have good schools in our country I teach him at home and he goes to a special school just to socialize.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
Hello Nancylobo. We do not have any good schools for autistic children in the United States that I know of that actually help autistic children. My wife has homeschooled him. With prayers to God and biomedical supplemments he is better, although he still does not talk.
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• India
21 Jan 07
I will pray for your son specially for his speech, God can do miracles, Nothing is too hard for the Lord Jesus.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Our son was diagnosed when he was 2 1/2, but actually started to regress when he was about 14-15 months old. He was well ahead of where he should have been for an average toddler. No one knows what happened. He was tested for genetics, but a specialist that we met with said that since there are genetic markers that they don't know how to test yet, this doesn't mean much. His test came back clean and there are no other members of either side of the family with any type of disability. When he started to regress, we had two other possible "reasons" this came about. His 12 month shots, and we also had a bad case of black mold, mostly in his bedroom. There was a small leak in the bathroom on the back of his far bedroom wall. It had leaked under the wall, the carpet and padding, and had finally came up onto his toybox, which was in his closet due to a space issue. We were re-arranging his bedroom when we found it. We had cleaned it up, but it came back. We took a sample to the Health Dept, which was found to be very toxic. We were moved within a month, but we had already lived with it for several months by this time. Could it have been the shots? The mold? Both? Either? Neither? We'll probably never know.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Hello Lisado. I am very sorry about your child. My wife and I can certainly understand the worries and troubles that you are going through since we also have an autistic child. It was so hard for us to see our normal smiling, happy child become autistic at age 12 several weeks after getting the MMR shot. We do not believe that autism is genetic or caused by mold because autism is not mentioned to my knowledge anywhere in the medical literature from the 1800's. Genetic damage and mold certainly existed during the 1800's and if autism was genetically based or caused by mold then autism would have been mentioned back then. Autism was discovered in my lifetime. If only we had not given our son the MMR shot we believe that our son would be normal now. I do feel guilty over giving him the shot. I wish that we had known then all the things that we know now about autism.
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@carmella (496)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have a son who is autistic. He is 18 now, but has been autistic since he recieved his MMR at 18 months. I firmly believe the MMR is responsible for his autism. My son does not talk and has problems with his tummy, and also suffers from siezures, and vomitting episodes. I find it interesting that so many of our kids suffer not only from autism, but also from tummy troubles. I wonder how many have siezures. I must say though, I too was surprised that your son was diagnosed at 12, then again, I have discovered that our allergies and sensitivities to things increase with age.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm so sorry about your son. I have never heard of someone that age becoming autistic either. Can you tell me what a MMR shot is?
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• United States
23 Jan 07
My 7 year old has Asperger's and it was definatly from his shot! We are now doing everything possible to help him with his poor tummy! He started taking enzymes this morning and is on a strict diet. I am going to add you to my friend list:)
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@kittykatzz (1133)
• United States
12 Jan 07
hi there! our son andy is autistic, hes nine.. you are honestly the 1st person ive heard of having a child develop it so late in life! is it possible he had it mildly and it was made worse? as far as the shots go.. i 100% believe that some kids are born with genetics that made them more susceptible to the thimerisol used as a preservative in some of the shots (including but not limited to mmr) what i believe to be true is that some's genetic makeup dont allow them to be "non-excretors" of the toxic metals (not just mercury but many others) that were put into their system, which is why i feel that some are affected and some are not, as well as i feel it explains the broad spectrum of delays that exist.. "typical" people would excrete these poison via sweat glands and such but i think kids like ours are just not able to there fore the metals stay in their system and poison the brain and cause irreversible damage.. its been foundin alot of cases that autistic kids jsut so happen to test positive for elevated levels of mercury and other toxic metals (some that normally wouldnt even be "toxic" unless severe build up occured).. please remember though im not a doctor nor do i claim to be an expert.. im jsut a mom whos done a tremendous amount of research that just so happens to back my beliefs
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Hey, albert. We are friends now but I don't remember if I told you before or not that, my son, CJ who is 8 and has Autism as well got it from the MMR shot as well. I don't care what anyone else says, I know he did because he talked before and then changed almost immediately after receiving shot; non-verbal, violent, etc.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
23 Dec 06
No, I do not. My son has Cerebral palsy. He is 12. I ave read a god discussion on here about the topic of Autism and Vaccines. I will send you a message and try to get you to it, if you haven't already found it.