[quote="fosterjoy, post:8, topic:185085"]
To all of you previous posters, you obviously don't have children with autism. Until you do, you will have no idea what it's like.
Actually, I am a parent of a child with autism (and I have Aspergers Syndrome). It can be very difficult and frustrating at times, but it can be joyful as well.
To label us "nuts" or whatever else some of you said is hurtful. If you're only interested in passing judgement, why are you on this site?
They were only saying that people who believe the autism/MMR link are "nuts", not parents with autistic children. The reason they say this is because the autism/MMR link theory was debunked virtually as soon as it came out and the "research methods" used in it were quite questionable (ie: the doctor forced the evidence to conclude what he wanted rather than let the evidence show what it actually showed.), plus there has been loads of independent research done that all concludes that there is no link between autism and the MMR vaccine that seems to be ignored.
I can understand the frustration because there is no known cause of autism, and it is very hard to accept that we have nothing to blame for what has happened (which is why I believe that most people will believe the autism/MMR link, no matter how absurd is sounds).
But believing something that is obviously false isnt going to help.
Jenny McCarthy is a sinner just like you and me, does that make her crazy? King David was much worse than she, yet we all sing his Psalms every Sunday at Mass.
No, that doesnt make her crazy, not being able to make up her mind on what caused her sons autism helps (first it was the mercury in vaccines, wiched they had tests that showed no link between autism and vaccines and they stopped using in 1998 before her son was born. then there was something else about mercury).
The way she talks about her son isnt right, like when she got the diagnosis she "died inside". I know that I didnt have that reaction when my son was diagnosed, I was shocked yes, but he is still my son and I love him no matter what.
She is a very dangerous woman who has no clue what she is talking about, she discourages people from vaccinating their children and now kids are dieing of things like measles because they are not vaccinated.
That in itself offends me, that people would rather their children die ar be brain damaged from mealses and such than have their children be autistic. Is autism so much worse than death?
God can work through anyone. Jenny's books have been a blessing in my life. Yes, my son is autistic and thanks to her story and dedication to children, we are on our way to a recovery. Yes, God works through Jenny McCarthy.
Jenny McCartthy is a self serving media floosey who will stoop to anything to get herself seen, its all about her.
There is no recovery from autism, there is no cure. All you can do is to help to prepare them. Early intervention helps as does being realistic and positive. Jenny McCarthy only helps herself.