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Jenny McCarthy and Autism

Updated on January 18, 2011

Jenny McCarthy and Autism

The chances your child will have Autism is now 1 in 150. One child is diagnosed every 20 minutes. Autism is a debilitating disorder, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is suffered by 1 in 150 kids, making it more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Jenny McCarthy is an actress, model, activist, and mother of a child with Autism. She has written several books on Autism and motherhood. This lens is about Jenny and her journey with Autism and her son's recovery.

Jenny's First Book On Autism - Louder Than Words

"Emotional, devastating, a story of hope."


"Honest, informative, down-to-earth, and sometimes painful. Mothers everywhere thank her."

-The Chicago Sun-Times

"Surprisingly fun to read, realistic, and engaging, a good introduction to the ups and downs that autism brings to everyday life."

1 In 150 Children

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism is suffered by 1 in 150 kids. Autism is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Jenny and Evan

Jenny and Evan
Jenny and Evan

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Jenny, son Evan, Jim Carrey and Carrey's daughter, Jane, take part in the "Green Our Vaccine"

Jenny, son Evan, Jim Carrey and Carrey's daughter, Jane, take part in the "Green Our Vaccine"
Jenny, son Evan, Jim Carrey and Carrey's daughter, Jane, take part in the "Green Our Vaccine"

Healing And Preventing Autism By Jenny and Dr. Kartzinel

Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide
Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide

Jenny McCarthy-whose bestselling books Louder Than Words and Mother Warriors told the stories of healing children with autism-teams up with a preeminent autism doctor to write the first book on a remarkably effective treatment.In 2006, autism became the leading disorder affecting children in the United States. While diagnoses skyrocket and parents struggle to find help, a group of innovative doctors has been pioneering therapies and treatments that are remarkably effective in healing conditions associated with autism. As word spreads about these incredible discoveries- helped in part by Jenny McCarthy's book Louder Than Words- parents are desperate to learn about the biomedical therapies for themselves.Since early intervention is key to a successful recovery, McCarthy has teamed up with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, the doctor who successfully treated her son, to write the first book to give parents all the necessary information about biomedical treatment. Beginning with diagnosis, Dr. Kartzinel explains the different therapies that he uses. He shows parents how to make simple changes to their child's environment and diet that can result in marked improvements and are safe and easy to try at home. And finally he explains some of the more advanced therapies that many doctors use today, and the way parents, alongside a qualified medical professional, can determine whether or not such treatments would benefit their child.For new parents, Dr. Kartzinel provides helpful guidelines on how to best protect their child from developing autism.About the AuthorJenny McCarthy is the New York Times bestselling author of Baby Laughs, Life Laughs, and Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism.DR. JERRY KARTZINEL is one of the top doctors in the country treating children's medical conditions associated with autism. In addition to his private practice in Florida, he speaks at autism conferences around the country and frequently appears on television and in print.


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Louise Sattler is a tri-lingual, nationally certified School Psychologist with more than twenty years of experience working with children of all ages and adults, many who have special education needs. Her sign language classes have included parents, children, school personnel, medical professionals, speech and language therapists, and many more! This DVD was originally made in conjunction with her popular sign language classes and workshops. Louise also founded Signing Families, a company dedicated to helping the hearing and hearing impaired learn sign language. She also works with individuals interested in learning baby sign and American Sign Language. Product DescriptionSigning Families introduces their newest DVD...Baby, Toddler, Preschool Sign Language with Louise and Friends. This DVD was made especially for families, children, caregivers, and teachers who live and work with young children. Signing with a child helps foster language development, form bonds between caregiver and child, and reduces negative behavior because a child is able to communicate their wants and needs. Baby, Toddler, Preschool Sign Language with Louise and Friends is comprised of dozens of signs typically demonstrated by children during their early years of development. Louise models and explains the signs by providing easy to follow directions to assist adults and children in learning sign language. The first chapters show signs for basic needs such as MORE, EAT, SLEEP, MILK and DRINK. Subsequent chapters match the typical progression of language development of children, as they grow older; thus, the DVD instruction continues with signs to help children with learning transitions such as getting dressed and playtime. This DVD incorporates signs for courtesies including PLEASE and THANK YOU and helps increase cooperation with signs like SHARE, TAKE TURNS, and WAIT. All instruction is voiced and signed. A Bonus section is included that demonstrates signing the ABC s and the Numbers 1-10 (both English and Spanish). Lastly, many signs are reintroduced with Spanish narration. Adults who live and work with children who have speech and language delays, autism or other special needs will find this DVD beneficial in helping children develop language skills. In total the viewers of Baby, Toddler, Preschool Sign Language with Louise and Friends will introduce you to nearly 100 signs in English and Spanish! Come join us on our sign language journey!!!!


Evan's Recovery

"We've met some of the most amazing moms and dads who are forging their own path to prevention and recovery. When our son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism we were lucky enough to benefit from their knowledge and experience. Evan has been healed to a great extent by many breakthroughs that, while perhaps not scientifically proven, have definitely helped Evan and many other children who are recovering from autism." - Jenny McCarthy

1 In 150!

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ASA, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, ASA is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. Through its strong chapter network, ASA has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation, including the 2006 Combating Autism Act, the first federal autism-specific law. ASA's website is one of the most visited websites on autism in the world and its quarterly journal, Autism Advocate, has a broad national readership. ASA also hosts the most comprehensive national conference on autism, attended by 2000 people each year. Our information and referral team, our program staff, and our strong chapter presence serve thousands of families each year who are searching for help in their journey with autism.

ASA's national office is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. ASA is a member and chapter organization who's national Board of Directors is composed of democratically elected members and appointed members. We are proud to be one of the few organizations to have members with autism serving as active board directors. ASA's Panel of Professional Advisors sets the standards for our Options Policy that governs our practices, and we are proud to count the top professional experts in autism on our PPA. ASA's Panel of People on the Spectrum of Autism Advisors is a first-of-its-kind advisory panel comprised solely of individuals with autism, who help ASA staff create programs and services that will advocate for the rights of all people with autism to live fulfilling, interdependent lives.

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Jenny and Jim

Over the years, Jim has also developed a close bond with Jenny's son, Evan. Jenny says Jim will let out his silly side when he's playing with Evan or telling stories.

"It's the most animated, hilarious thing ever," she says.

On St. Patrick's Day, Jim even dressed up as a leprechaun to entertain Evan. "Evan was out of his mind," Jenny says.

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Jenny and Evan

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Jenny and Evan

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    • mihgasper profile image

      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Autism is still stigmatized. It's great we have a lot information about it to understand it and know how to deal with it.

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      7 years ago

      Being a celebrity has helped bring a lot of awareness to the problem of autism.

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      7 years ago

      I was trying to add a comment but I guess I lost it. But I was responding to a poster here that, definitely, it is crucial to start treatment as earlier as possible. Treatment works best results when the condition is caught early. However, it is important to be aware of the earliest warning signs. If by 9months, there is an absence of sound imitation or no motivation to share smiles or cries, contact your pediatrician immediately.

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      7 years ago

      @nenierhea: Definitely. Treatment is most effective when the condition is caught early. However, it is important to be aware of the warning signs. If by 9 months there is an absence of sound imitation or no motivation to share smiles or emotional gestures then contact your pediatrician immediately.

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      7 years ago

      Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often can be reliably detected by age 3. In some cases even earlier than that. Recent studies suggest that kids may eventually be accurately diagnosed by the age of 1 year or even younger. One thing for certain is that if your child shows any of the early warning signs of autism then they should be evaluated by a professional who specializes in autism disorders. Visit my site to learn more about autism signs and symptoms. American Austism Society

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      7 years ago

      I have been a behavior specialist for 10+ years and side from my extensive training in ABA and all therapies, which are all terrific to catch children up, there are other factors that are direct results to Autism and other "diseases." Jenny McCarthy is a fighter - a REAL and TRUE MOM! A MOM who fights for her kid! From facts, Jenny McCarthy is doing the Autism Community a HUGE service! Individuals with Autism CAN BE CURED. I'm tired of uneducated, opinion spewing, willing to trust the government and don't think and research for themselves people. Reread Jenny McCarthy's book, then read Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau, look into Dr. Leonard Coldwell, look into, and start actually thinking!!! I plan on starting my own foundation to cure these kids. It's sick how people are making money off of Autism, Cancer and the like. Jenny McCarthy is not a doctor, but her book was written with a Doctor, Dr. Jerry Kartzinel M.D.

    • fluffyclouds profile image


      7 years ago

      I think Jenny McCarthy has done a huge disservice to the Autism Community. She has brought awareness, but in the wrong direction. She is not a doctor and has no real knowledge of the Autism Spectrum. She also put many children at risk by promoting her anti-vaccine agenda which has been proven false.

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      7 years ago

      I know a lot of faculty who are looking into the links between autism and genetics to try to understand more about this disease. Unfortunately, like heart disease, we have been learning that there are many MANY factors. Great lens!

    • nenierhea profile image


      8 years ago

      It says that we must know the early symptoms of autism so that the treatment can be administer as early as possible due to it's increasing statistics.

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      Edit Photos 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Great lens. there is still so much we have not learned about Autism. Squidoo Angel Blessings.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Fantastic lens! My sister was autistic. Squidangel blessings to you.

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      9 years ago

      Please check out www.childrenschapters.comFREE shipping and 2% donated to charity of your choice. Great lens!

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      9 years ago

      The statistics on autism are really disturbing. Thank you for a great lens - Squid Angel Blessings to you

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      9 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Great job on this!

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      9 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Great job on this!

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      9 years ago

      this is a very good exposure to teach some of us more on autism.


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