Category Archives: Autism

  • A Science-Based View

    Today, instead of watching Jenny McCarthy make her debut on The View, I will be getting my annual influenza vaccine. As a registered nurse, I have been going in for my flu shot for 14 years now to protect myself, my patients, and society at large. Even though I am expecting my second child, I […]

  • Anna’s Voice

    I’m a twenty-one-year-old living with autism.  I was born this way. My autism was not a result of vaccines. I am who I am, and I’m okay with that. Please don’t put babies at risk of dying in order to spare them the possibility of autism, because the two are not connected. Even if vaccines did cause […]

  • MMR and Autism: Our Story

    This is a story like ones that thousands upon thousands of mothers with autistic children could tell about what happened when their child had the MMR vaccine. It is one that, mostly, goes untold – even in the middle of a measles outbreak when parents are being strongly urged to vaccinate their children. A sunny […]

  • From Anti-Vax to Pro-Vax

    When my oldest child was born in 2005, we faithfully followed the immunization schedule, knowing nothing of the controversy until a several months later, when I discovered internet forums. I have always been into natural health and foods, so when I first learned about all of the scary-sounding ingredients in vaccines, I was alarmed. And […]