“It's an inescapable feeling, that I have failed my children.
I have one daughter with high functioning autism, my son has learning disabilities as do two of my grandchildren.
My daughter will be 37 soon. She wasn't diagnosed until her own daughter was diagnosed. I knew my daughter was different from around 15 months old. Her tantrums would last for hours. I took her everywhere seeking help. Her dad said she would grow out of it... she never did. My daughter blames me, and as a result she has not spoken to me in years. It truly breaks my heart.
Displaying these same traits was my first grandchild, and then my youngest boy had learning difficulties - social and school environments were very challenging for him. Again, I was met with denial and once he got to school he was diagnosed. I went to see if I could be assessed as I thought it was hereditary, but the woman said I didn't fit the profile.
Being a parent, you only want the best for your child and we do what the doctors tell us is right. If I had known about all of this I would have asked questions. I am aware of vaccines now, but I am 60. Vaccines have destroyed my family.
Do your own research and find a physician that is in line with your values, so you don't have the same regrets as me.”