Over the past decades, there’s been a myth that has spread around the nation regarding the theory of how vaccinations cause autism. In some cases, doctors are even misleading families into believing this is true. Although there is no cure for autism, there’s been rare cases for this myth to even be considered remotely true. However, there is no link between vaccinations and autism. Autism refers to different conditions that are characterized by challenges that a person faces such as social skills, repetitive behavior, speech and nonverbal communication. People aren’t aware that there isn’t just one type of autism. It can also be based on different combinations of genetic and environmental influences. It’s very clear that there is no cause for autism. Every family is different and has their own unique experience with an autism diagnosis. Researchers have spent the past two decades to determine whether there is a link between the two. The research is clear. Vaccines simply doesn’t cause autism. The issue with parents being misled about vaccinations is their children end up becoming sick and have a high risk for measles, which can end up fatal if not taken care of. Parents are more worried about their child developing autism through a vaccine opposed to actually getting the vaccine to prevent severe sickness. Science is science. Whether a person believes it or not, it’s a fact. It’s been proven multiple times that vaccines simply don’t cause autism. We need to trust science. Most scientific and medical experts are satisfied that no connection exists between vaccines and autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Still, critics continue to question the issue. Not only do they question the relationship between MMR and thimerosal and autism, they bring up further culprits they believe might play a role in development of autism. Researchers continue to examine these questions, but there is no evidence that these factors play a role in autism development. Most autism researchers hold that the causes of autism are many and include genetic and environmental factors, but do not involve vaccines.