What is really to blame for the rapid increase of autism? It's something we all want to know, and unfortunately it has not yet been answered. While we nail biting parents sit and watch our children for signs of the developmental disorder, scientists, mothers, pediatricians, fathers, and advocates scramble to find the cause and a cure. Until that day, it seems vaccines will be the target of controversy.

Believing that immunizations may be at the root, some parents still choose to vaccinate their children as they would rather take a risk than have their youngster contract a life threatening disease like the measles. Others simply do not see a connection between the two and have the shots administered as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. To see a chart of the recommended timeline,


As I've mentioned before, I chose the regular AAP shot schedule for my daughter, but an alternative one for my son. Speak with your pediatrician to decide what is the best course of action for your child.