Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Jenny McCarthy On Autism: The Celebrity Issue | Circa October 2, 2008

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Jenny McCarthy On Autism: The Celebrity Issue
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Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.com
Oct 2, 2008, 7:30 AM
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from Lisa Jo Rudy
This week, the “updates” newsletter is all about Jenny. Jenny has published a new book, appeared on Oprah, continued a public spat with Amanda Peets, and inspired a wide variety of reactions. Some readers feel she’s provided a great gift to the autism community; others are worried that her message could actually undermine public health. What’s your take on Jenny McCarthy’s contribution to the autism community?

In the Spotlight
McCarthy v. Peets on the Autism-Vaccine Issue
It seems that autism has now become the stuff of Hollywood gossip columns. According to Hollywood Today (and a surprising number of other publications), Jenny McCarthy and Amanda Peets are renewing their standing feud over the question of whether or not vaccines pose a danger to young children.

              More Topics

Jenny McCarthy’s New Book, “Mother Warriors,” Keeps Autism C
Do Autism and Illness Go Together?
What Are the Best Autism-Related Products Available?
For Parents of Kids with High Functioning Autism
How to Lower the Costs of Autism Therapy

Did Jenny Really Launch the Vaccine/Autism Controversy?
In her new book, Mother Warriors, Jenny McCarthy claims that her appearance on Oprah in 2005 “was the first time than anyone was allowed to speak freely about vaccines, and Oprah was the first to allow it.” And those who know say she’s absolutely right!

Jenny McCarthy: On a Mission from God
When her son Evan was diagnosed with autism, Jenny said, she made a pact with God. If God would show her how to heal her son, she would share that knowledge with the world. Now, she’s following through – and readers have very different opinions about what that means.


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