Autism is a complex developmental disorder affecting the brain's normal development of social and communication skills, so how we relate to one another and function together as a family is anything but typical.
A recent study of a U.S. metropolitan area estimated that 3.4 of every 1,000 children ages 3 to 10 had autism.
– Psycology Today
Only 44 percent of Americans are confident that vaccines don’t cause autism.
According to a University of Chicago study taken earlier this year, 20 percent of Americans believe “vaccines cause autism and other psychological disorders,” while another 36 percent weren’t sure enough to agree or disagree with that statement. As someone on the autism spectrum who has written on this subject before, it is necessary to reiterate that the only basis for the belief that vaccines cause autism is a single scientific report that has since been universally discredited as a fraud.
Excerpt originally from "7 things Americans think are more plausible than man-made global warming" by Matthew Rozsa, The Daily Dot