I never thought I’d do a post on this. But I am frustrated and so I’m getting it off my chest.
Yep, I was immunised and I am Autistic. My brother and sister were also immunised – not Autistic. My cousin is Autistic, his brother is not – both immunised. My four other cousins on my paternal side of my family – all immunised, not Autistic.
My paternal grandfather was born in 1932, although not diagnosed, I can pretty much safely say is Autistic. Immunised? No.
My maternal grandparents born in 1932 and 1935, strong Autistic traits – not immunised.
What does all of this prove? Nothing!
I don’t have to prove anything to believe that immunisations don’t cause Autism! You’re not going to change my mind on it. Just as I am not going to change anti-immunisers minds. And that’s fine! Believe whatever you would like!
But please don’t insult my intelligence by trying to patronise me about all of the “books” you’ve read on how harmful immunisations are – for every “anti” book there’d be at least one “pro” book. Yes! Doctors and scientists can be found both for and against things! To each their damn own. I’ve read books on the solar system – that doesn’t make me an Astronaut! Or an expert on planets!
I wouldn’t ask a man to tell me what it’s like to be a woman and I wouldn’t ask a white person to tell me what it’s like to be a black person. So I certainly don’t need a non-Autistic telling me what’s “wrong” with Autistics. Especially when I see all that is RIGHT about US.
I don’t need to know the “cause” of my Autism. I am Autistic, I have always been Autistic and I will always be Autistic. That’s fine by me – and that’s all that matters. 😊