REALITY ABOUT AUTISM &
“The righteous is not innocent of the deeds of the wicked, and the white-handed is not clean
in the doings of the felon… more often the condemned is the burden bearer for the guiltless
and unblamed. You cannot separate the just from the unjust and the good from the wicked;
for they stand together before the face of the sun even as the black thread and the white are
woven together. And when the black thread breaks, the weaver shall look into the whole cloth,
and he shall examine the loom also.”
KAHLIL GIBRAN, THE PROPHET PAGE 24
I hope by now in the progress of this book I have convinced you, the reader, that autism is
not a disease or a disorder and that it is a natural personality existing on the sensitive side of
the personality spectrum. From this perspective no one can claim that there is a cause for
autism. When there is no disease there is no cause to be pursued.
I don’t claim to possess any definitive evidence on the case of vaccines in bringing out the
autistic personality. Besides, I am not sure if the focus should be on the mercury or the
physical trauma of injections or the activation of the immune system that follows or if the
problem is a combination of the aforementioned factors. Whatever the reason turns out to be,
vaccines do contribute to the behavioral and social deterioration many kids experience after
rounds of excessive vaccination. However, I want to say that whatever component of these
vaccines is responsible for the deterioration is; it is only bringing the autistic personality out. I
assure you it is not creating autism. Vaccines cannot make someone autistic.
Autism is a lifelong personality complex that we are born with. However, among the factors
that can make an autistic person more functional or less functional, vaccination rank very high
up on the list of factors, which contribute to delay in development and more profound
So much crucially needed energy has been put in the last few years by parents of autistic
children to make the medical establishment acknowledge the harm that vaccines has done to
their children. The medical establishment would love nothing more than to extend this fight
another generation or two. Meanwhile, this energy can be used more constructively to find
solutions that will help this generation of kids. When an autistic child sees anger or frustration
or sadness in a parent, he thinks that this is the end of his chances for any care or attention.
He may even think he is the one to blame for his parents’ feelings. Parental negative emotions
reflect deeply on the psyche of autistic children and directly contribute to their troubles.
I understand the frustration and the sadness of the parents. I know you were all wronged. I
believe my social development was delayed by some of these same vaccines too. However, I
feel really bad when I hear things like, someone has to pay for our children’s troubles. Justice
has to be served. We want to get even. This in the last few generations has become the
glorified way. If these poor children we are defending were to speak they would teach us all
something about justice. They would teach us the difference between justice and mercy. In
the footsteps of the great rail-splitter, they would say: “I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice” [Abraham Lincoln, at a speech in Washington D.C., 1865].
Everyone must think this statement is advocating mercy for government actions. Far from it;
the mercy is meant in favor of the victims. The children who were adversely affected by
vaccination need every instance of calm and quiescence around them to catch up with their
development. They need to be surrounded by positive loving attitudes untainted by any feelings
of anger or revenge.
On a practical level, I am taking an agnostic approach to this problem like I would do when
faced when any unresolved scientific question. In fact, I am currently working with a couple
of laboratories to bring non-invasive heavy metal testing to the clinic. It is still work in
progress. Yet it seems completely feasible and laboratory experts are currently working on a
saliva-testing model that will enable us to test any child for a complete battery of heavy metals
including mercury from a saliva sample. I will certainly be posting updates on my site http:
//sovereignresearch.org once they become available.
STRESS OF VACCINATION
Stress at three-month immunization: Parents' and infants' salivary cortisol response in relation
to the use of pacifier and oral glucose.
Morelius E, Theodorsson E, nelson N Eur J Pain. 2008 May 15
Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden
The aims of the present study were to investigate (1) whether the salivary cortisol response
could be dampened during a routine three-month immunization if the infant received sweet-
tasting solution in combination with a pacifier and (2) stress experienced by parents during
immunization of the infant. Ninety-eight infants were included into one of four intervention
groups: 'glucose and pacifier', 'water and pacifier', 'glucose', or 'water'. Saliva was collected
before and 30min after the immunization. Infants' crying-time and parents' self-reported stress
(VAS) were measured before and after immunization. Infants in the 'pacifier and glucose'
group had a significantly smaller change in salivary cortisol than infants in the other groups (F
(3,72)=3.1, p<0.05). In the 'glucose and pacifier' group the median salivary cortisol levels
decreased 33% after the immunization. In the 'water and pacifier', 'glucose', and 'water' group
median cortisol increased with 50%, 42%, and 8%, respectively. No significant differences in
crying-time were observed between the intervention groups. If the infant cried before the
immunization, the crying-time during the immunization was longer (p<0.01) and cortisol
increased more (p<0.05). Median cortisol levels for parents decreased after the immunization
(p<0.01). Median VAS increased 50% (p<0.0001) after immunization. First time parents rated
higher stress on VAS before immunization (p<0.01). Parents' change in cortisol and VAS were
significantly related to infants' crying time. In conclusion, the combination of oral glucose and
pacifier dampen infants' salivary cortisol in response to the three-month immunization.
Vaccines may very well play a role in bringing out the autism personality.
However if vaccines did not bring out the autistic personality, it will come out anyway
following other traumatic experiences
Autistic children & adults are some of the most forgiving people who have walked the planet.
Parents are well advised to divert all the energy directed toward fighting the government over
vaccines into energy directed toward understanding and helping their children instead.
All the negative energy and anger this type of legal fights brings to the household is bound to
reflect negatively on a growing autistic child and actually further delay development
Author: Rami Serhan, MD
(206) 659-1ASD (273)
Note: this article is an excerpt of the upcoming book, “PSYCHE-SMART AUTISM TM”.