I’ve never brought up vaccines on my website before but I truly have to say that it’s uncanny how many studies and debates I’ve heard over the years on social media about autism and vaccines. A video I just watched on television via CBS NY (I’m based in New Jersey so saw it on my telecast) I would love to hear your thoughts on. This video you’ll watch above is based on a study that finds the MMR vaccine does not increase the risk of autism. This is based on a recent study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine
When I give talks as a professional speaker I’m often asked to give talks on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) discussing my journey on the autism spectrum. When that happens I have to say one of the most debated topics that is frequently brought up during the Q&A period is on whether vaccines cause autism. The only other debate I hear as often in most Q&A periods is Applied Behavior Analysis versus Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech Therapy to help those with high-functioning autism.
What’s everyone’s take on this new report above? Tell me what you think in the comments!
You can read more about this story on CBS NY here.
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