By MIKE STOBBE
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 6, 2008; 10:32 PM
ATLANTA — The parents of a girl who won a government settlement described how their hearts were broken as they watched their healthy, red-haired toddler transformed into an irritable, odd-behaving child after she got several childhood shots.
"Suddenly my daughter was no longer there," said Terry Poling, the girl’s mother, in a news conference Thursday. She and her husband Jon said their daughter Hannah, now 9, has been diagnosed with autism.
The government has agreed to pay the Polings from a federal fund that compensates people injured by