A Celebration of Women™
is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman that used her challenge in life, Took Action and now devotes a great amount of her time to bettering the lives of other women that have experienced the same challenge as herself. That is, a child born with AUTISM, and thriving through the trials and tribulations of these special children!
WOMAN of ACTION™
Jenny McCarthy is an author, actress, activist and mother who recovered her son, Evan, from autism. Her NY Times best-selling books on her family’s journey through autism help parents all around the world: “Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism,” “Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds,” and “Healing and Preventing Autism,” co-written with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel.
Jenny is also the co-creator of Teach2Talk, a series of 16 DVDs that entertain children while teaching them language, behavior and social skills.
Teach2Talk, LLC produces educational resources for children which target core speech and language, play and social skills using techniques including video modeling.
Our focus at teach2talk™, which is a collaboration between a practicing speech language pathologist and the mother of a child with autism, is on developing high–quality educational products for young children in a wide range of chronological and developmental ages which are based on peer–reviewed, evidence–based scientific research, tested and validated in a clinical therapy setting, and making those products available to parents, teachers, therapists and other professionals.
Jenny McCarthy’s honesty, humility and humor have enabled her to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism. When she first made her own experience with her son Evan’s diagnosis and subsequent recovery from autism, her unique ability to articulate the unspoken words of thousands of mothers and fathers across the world was recognized immediately.
Jenny is a board member of Generation Rescue, an organization dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child’s quality of life for all families in need.
Generation Rescue is dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child’s quality of life for all families in need.
When Lisa and JB Handley’s son was diagnosed with autism in 2004, they simply did not believe it would be Jamison’s lifelong destiny. They committed themselves to healing their son.
Lisa and JB pursued all of the theories and avenues they could find, educating themselves as fully as possible as they reached the most likely conclusion: the combination of antibiotics and vaccines administered to Jamison in his first 18 months of life had overwhelmed his system and triggered his body into a state of being that we currently call autism.
Armed with this knowledge, the Handleys began recovering their child. To their surprise, they found that parents all around the world were experiencing the same struggles—and same victories. In 2005, the Handleys decided to create a community for these amazing families. They named it Generation Rescue.
Later that same year, Jenny McCarthy’s son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism. Jenny embarked on an extensive search for answers. When she found Generation Rescue’s website, it quickly became her touchstone.
The stories and advice from other families served as her blueprint for Evan’s own recovery.
In 2008, Jenny reached out to JB and Lisa to thank them for creating the organization that gave voice to her struggles and provided the solutions that saved her son. Aware of how vitally important the organization is to so many families, Jenny offered to help any way she could. She became president of Generation Rescue.
Today, Generation Rescue is known throughout the world for its dedication to the recovery of children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for all families in need. JB, Lisa and Jenny couldn’t be more proud.
A Message from Jenny McCarthy, Generation Rescue President
It’s too common a story, becoming ever more common. A parent sees glimpses of a vibrant young child—their child. They know these glimpses are who their child should always be.
It is my story.
When my son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism in 2005, I was devastated. But, finally, there was a “tangible” place for me to start. That very same night I got on the computer and went to work. It really is work—and since you’re reading this, you most likely already know that.
My goal was to learn everything I could about autism and its treatment. I looked far and wide. I dug deep. I like to use a train analogy. There’s Train A: You do absolutely everything you can for your child, no matter what anyone tells you. There’s also Train B: Woe is me. I’m a Train A person, and when I landed on Generation Rescue’s website, I knew I had found my home station.
I read every single testimonial Generation Rescue posted. I tried every single option, followed every single piece of advice. I did this very methodically, and very privately—just me, a mother trying everything to recover my son.
Eventually, wonderfully, I succeeded.
But the journey wasn’t over. In profound solidarity with all the families still struggling, I decided to speak up. I wanted to give voice to options too often unspoken, and share hope for victories within reach. My family was given gifts that I wanted to share.
In 2008, I called the people who had given me the best gift of all: JB and Lisa Handley, Generation Rescue’s fearless founders. I told them I wanted to do anything and everything I could to help. (Remember, I’m a Train A person!) I became president of Generation Rescue, and I couldn’t be prouder.
Generation Rescue—including the website you’re visiting—has grown tremendously since I first gratefully discovered it in 2005. Our support of families around the world has taken root in ways I never could have imagined, and our resolve has only deepened.
Whether you’re in need at 3PM or 3AM, you have come to the right place. We are here for you, together resolving our heartaches and celebrating our victories.
We ride Train A together.
We’re a national non-profit organization providing immediate treatment assistance, information and hope to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
“Running for Autism”
Follow Generation Rescue featured blogger and father, Cody Jordan, on his journey to run 491.89 miles.
From June to September, Cody will be participating in a series of marathons from Urbana, Iowa to Rosemont, Illinois to raise awareness for autism!
Through this inspiring and exciting venture, Cody would like to show that the effort it take to do this pales in comparison to what children with autism go through just for mere survival on a daily basis.
You can join him on his journey by tracking his progress through their blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Go Cody!
In December 2009, she reprised her starring role in “Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe,” a sequel to ABC Family’s wildly successful holiday movie. Jenny once again joined hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, reporting live from Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.”
The one-time “Singled Out” star will host the second season of NBC’s adventure dating series, “Love in the Wild,” set to air this Summer. Jenny will bring her over-the-top comedic sensibilities to VH1 with her new talk show, “The Jenny McCarthy Show,” set to premiere in the Summer/Fall of 2012.
What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a set of complex neurodevelopmental disorders that vary significantly in character and severity, occur in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and affect every age group. Males are four times more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder than females.
Generation Rescue believes in autism treatment that brings hope for recovery.
- A 12 year-old boy looks at his father and calls him Dad for the very first time.
- A 5 year-old girl becomes fully potty-trained.
- A 6 year-old boy is finally sleeping through the night.
Families affected by autism do not take these milestones for granted. They are the daily victories that prove there is hope for recovery. Autism treatment and recovery are individual for each family. Here are powerful tools for your journey.
FIND JENNY HERE:
Her official website is under construction http://www.jennymccarthy.com/
Jenny McCarthy – Facebook Page
Jenny McCarthy – Twitter – @JennyMcCarthy
Generation Rescue – Official Page Facebook
A Celebration of Women™
welcomes this women into our global alumni with open arms, and look forward to future collaborations in bettering the lives of all women with children having ‘autism’.
Jenny McCarthy – WOMAN of ACTION™
September 15, 2013 by Leave a Comment