Many folks out there believe that vaccines cause autism. Now, I’m not here to try to sway anyone in any direction. It’s a personal belief and I’m okay with…
Telling them they are unequivocally WRONG. I’ll say it louder for those in the back:
VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM. My child had autism at birth before he was vaccinated.
Do your research, and not what you’re reading on Facebook. Actually, go seek out real scientific evidential studies. Not what your great aunt Ida or your “friend” from high school, Susan, posted about her cousin’s best friend’s daughter’s kid who has autism because he got vaccinated. It’s bullshit. I get that vaccine injuries are a thing for some kids and I feel for those families. But to say that my child would be better off dead from measles or fucking polio is offensive.
I can’t imagine my life without him exactly the way he is. Do I wish he didn’t have Autism? Yes, of course. My life would be easier. His? Probably not. He’s got it made!
He doesn’t know what he’s missing out on. I do. He doesn’t know he doesn’t understand math concepts or time or that he should be driving and dating. I do. I’m the one who suffers in this situation. He’s perfectly happy and such a fun kid. He has a great life! He gets to watch his shows every day and have books read to him. His life is awesome.
What parents of kids who don’t want to vaccinate are saying is that my son’s life is not worth living because he has autism. Also, you can thank him and his completely neurotypical sister for your child’s herd immunity. I honestly don’t care who I piss off with this post because those folks are taking advantage of my responsible nature that got my kids vaccinated to protect everyone who can’t be vaccinated. So here’s where I leave you. Since some folks believe this is a personal decision, I would like to go on record as saying (for my personal protection) if you or your children aren’t vaccinated, please don’t come to my house bringing your measles, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, and rubella around my family. M’kay?