April 01, 2013

Autism Risk Unrelated to Total Vaccine Exposure in Early Childhood

A child’s risk for developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not increased by receiving “too many vaccines too soon,” according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Although previous scientific evidence has shown that vaccines do not cause autism, more than 1 in 10 parents refuse or delay vaccinations for their young children. A main safety concern of these parents is the number of vaccines administered, both on a single day and over the course of a child’s first 2 years of life. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the CDC and Abt Associates, Inc. compared vaccine records for over 1000 children born from 1994–1999, some of whom were later diagnosed with ASD. The researchers calculated the total number of vaccine antigens each child received between birth and age 2, as well as the maximum number of antigens each child received on a single day. The study found that the total number of vaccine antigens received was the same between children with ASD and those without ASD. Additionally, antigen number was also found to be unrelated to the development of two sub-categories of ASD—autistic disorder and ASD with regression LCSW Continuing Education The researchers concluded, “The possibility that immunological stimulation from vaccines during the first 1 or 2 years of life could be related to the development of ASD is not well-supported by what is known about the neurobiology of ASDs.”


Anonymous said...

As an LCSW and a person who has gone under the radar with respect to falling on the Autistic Spectrum, I have come to understand some inner-pinnngs of correlate variables with respect to Autism. While I am not educated on the newest or most prevailing schools of thought about the origin of Autism from a scientific perspective, as an individual case study, I feel confident that the scientific community is moving and will move closer to identifying that Autism is a disorganized dissociative state, where a trauma (event of visceral biblical proportion) occured at some point from peri-natal to per-verbal, thrusting the consciousness of self, into a world without words, with limiting borders and over-stimulation of sensory pathways. Neural pathways are shocked and locked, so to speak.

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