People often ask me, “So, do you think vaccines caused Nate’s autism?” But the answer to that question is tricky. While Nate didn’t have an immediate, strong reaction to any particular vaccine, I do think they played a part in the very large picture of what caused Nate to be on the spectrum. In addition to vaccines, though, I think there are/were other environmental factors (just one being my having taken antibiotics before and during pregnancy) that, paired with his genetic predisposition, must have caused his autism.
I believe strongly that parents should be able to make the decision about whether to vaccinate their child—with true, informed consent. After watching only about half of this video, I had to come on here and give the link!—it’s that good: http://vimeo.com/31036452