There is no link between mmr and autism only misguided speculation by groups with no scientific credentials, there has been many study by eminent epidemiologists these scientists have found no link.<quoted text>
The mmr shot, and the rapid rise of autism have been linked.
Yes autism has increased but this is due to better and wider diagnostics not a real increase.
Read this link
Although a trend toward increasing autism diagnoses by year of birth was confirmed, no change in the rates of autism diagnoses after the 1987 introduction of MMR vaccine was observed. Further, MMR vaccination rates of autistic children were similar to those of the entire study population. Also, investigators did not observe a clustering of autism diagnoses relative to the time that children received MMR vaccine, nor did they observe a difference in age at autism diagnosis between those vaccinated and not vaccinated or between those vaccinated before or after 18 months of age. These authors also found no differences in autism rates among vaccinated and unvaccinated children when they extended their analysis to include a longer time after MMR exposure or a second dose of MMR