LM, I KNOW that mercury is a trigger for autism,
While some interesting hypotheses exist regarding the possible vaccine connections, I think these type of statements speak for themselves. No one knows. Certainly you don't know.
What does concern me about these absolutist statements (based on almost no evidence) is that, if the hypotheses doesn't withstand investigation, and you are chasing the wrong rabbit, we will find ourselves in a hole with a skunk. Why would other avenues of possibility be studied if Erik already knows that autism is just mercury poisoning?
But if you can't accept the independent epidemilogy, the lab and clinical science and the testimonies of at least hundreds of parents that their kids are mercury toxic and vaccine injured... then there's nothing anyone can say to help you or your child.
Erik, I always appreciate your condescending swipe to parents who actually read outside the party line, and who don't happen to believe you have it all figured out. Sigh, I suppose our children are just hopelessly lost to autism. Have you ever wondered how the children of the parents you accuse of being "half-assed" have fared? You can't accept that any children improve without following your party line, because it does not support what you KNOW to be true. And of course since you have never met them, they don't exist.
I have no patience for those in the "neurodiverse" crowd.
And I have no patience with being accused of being part of the "neurodiverse" crowd -- just because I disagree with much of what you claim to KNOW does not make me "neurodiverse." Plenty of parents have been advocating for autism treatment long before you entered the scene. The fact that someone doesn't agree with you does not necessarily mean that "they don't understand" (as you have often accused posters). I didn't get the impression that the number of excellent questions (most of which went unanswered) on the castration thread were posed by people who had difficulty understanding. There did appear to be some problems with answering, however.
There are plenty of high-profile folks in your camp who have staked their careers, financial futures, and egos on maintaining the party line. They have much to maintain and gain from convincing the public and parents that they have the answer. Many of them are not models of mature or ethical behavior. I have no patience with people who are more committed to proving that they are correct than discovering the truth. This self-serving attitude will ultimately cause more harm than good.