I'm also not an expert in the field, but I am very interested in this topic and reviewing the available evidence to create a cohesive and easy to understand proof.
Some of the things the article in the OP mention indicates where he is getting his information. The "CDC whistleblower" allegations he refers to have been thoroughly refuted.
"(a) written by a lead author who also was lead author on another study which his own collaborator says was improperly manipulated to hide a vaccine-autism connection. Do they really need to rely on him as their sole source for arguing vaccines don’t cause autism?"