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Autism and Vaccines

I am asked often if there is a link between autism and vaccines. Autism symptoms usually start to be more prominent around 12 to 18 months, around the same age when some vaccines are administered for the first time.

(Here’s a vaccination schedule from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

http://www.cispimmunize.org/IZSchedule_2006.pdf

Here’s an interesting website regarding studies on the relationship between autism and vaccines:

http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2065.htm

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 August 8th, 2006|Categories: Autism, Medication|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Autism and Vaccines

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.