Mother, Therapist, Educator, Paralegal, Advocate and Vaccine Court Victim Speaks Out on How Vaccine-Autism Denial Destroys FamiliesIn 2002, I was a young, ambitious 24-year-old finishing graduate school as a credentialed teacher, marriage and family therapist, and behavior analyst. Like all good moms, I took my healthy, talking, responsive, playful son Dominic into the doctors for his routine vaccine shots at 15 months old. That night I watched in heart-wrenching fear as my son developed a 105 fever, uncontrollable screaming, dizziness, diarrhea, and seizures. The following days as Dominic became lethargic, unable to eat, ridden with a rash, and struggled with his breathing, my panic grew uncontrollable. I took Dominic back to the doctors demanding to know what the vaccines had done to him, but more importantly, how we could help him. They said there was no correlation between the vaccines he received that day and his newly developed symptoms. I was told I was paranoid, and we were referred to psychiatry.