The British Medical Journal is accusing the report's author of falsifying data and serious professional misconduct.
The new investigation shows the children's behavior, parent's interviews and medical records did not match what Dr. Andrew Wakefield wrote in the report.
As a result of the study, many parents stopped vaccinating their children.
The medical journal that originally published the study has since retracted it and Wakefield's medical license was revoked last May.
So do you still believe Dr. Wakefield's study or are you now relieved that the British Medical Journal is reporting it's a lie?
The new information released is stirring up an international debate.
It's never easy to face the fact that your child is autistic.
Right now, there is no evidence to prove this diagnosis.
But could getting your child vaccinated lead to autism?
A doctor we spoke with said it's not possible, but some parents have a different point of view.
10-year-old Adam Kaps might just be the next Walter Cronkite. He’s active, outspoken, the most popular boy in his class and knows how to hold a microphone.
This brilliant young boy is autistic, but one would never know.
His mother, Donna, raised him normally, following doctor's orders and listening to their medical advice.
But something seemed off-kilter to Donna in Adam's early years.
“Every time he got a vaccination he got worse, he became more violent," Donna Kaps said. “I would look at studies but then I would get angry. I don’t blame the vaccinations but I do know the things that have happened after we've had the vaccinations, where he has regressed."
Dr. Daniel Brier, a South Bend pediatrician, said parents feel the need to convince themselves that there is a reason their child is autistic.
He feels parents latch on to Dr. Andrew's Wakefield's theory that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations, also known as MMR, cause autism.
“I struggle nearly daily talking to parents about vaccines," Dr. Brier said.
Brier says he's confident vaccinations don't cause autism.
“What I do know is that vaccines are the single most important medical advance in children's healthcare over the last 100 years," Brier said.
So the heated debate continues: Doctors versus parents and doctors versus skeptics.
“People go out there evangelically saying don't give your child the MMR, because my child was damaged and I don't want that to happen to you, and it becomes religious, we ignore the science because it's so emotional," Brier said.
Donna said she knows her son better than any doctor.
Her daily goal is to keep Adam healthy.
Right now, Donna Kaps said her son said Adam is flourishing. He's testing to get into LaSalle Academy next week.
Donna says the last time Adam received a vaccination was when he got a flu shot.
He had to go to the hospital 48 hours after that shot because he got so sick.
Kaps said she has not ruled out vaccinations. She would like for Adam to receive these vaccinations in doses.
Dr. Brier said that is medically not possible right now. He said children need to receive the MMR vaccine as one entire dose for it to be effective.