The Controversy, Autism and Vaccines

Autism & Vaccines

Just Google Autism and Vaccines and 7,110,000 hits come up instantly.  This may be one of the greatest controversies of our time. There are 3 theories when it come to autism and vaccines according to The Oxford Journal:

  1. the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes autism by damaging the intestinal lining, which allows the entrance of encephalopathic proteins
  2. thimerosal, an ethylmercury-containing preservative in some vaccines, is toxic to the central nervous system; and
  3. the simultaneous administration of multiple vaccines overwhelms or weakens the immune system. Contributor, Dr. Robert Naseef, Phd, Psychologist and a Dad of a grown son with autism has followed this controversy since it’s inception.  Today he shares his thoughts and feeling about autism and vaccines, concentrating on the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.

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About Robert Naseef

Robert Naseef, Ph.D., speaks and writes in a singular voice as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. His latest book, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together (2013) by Brookes Publishing includes advance praise from autism experts, parents, and people with autism such as Temple Grandin and Stephen Shore. Learn more about Robert at

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