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Jenny McCarthy
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, and she is now fielding hundreds of requests per week for interviews, speaking engagements, and public appearances nationwide.

A highly-regarded New York Times Best Selling author, McCarthy’s books include the bestsellers Belly Laughs, Baby Laughs, Life Laughs, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds. Healing and Preventing Autism, co-written with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, was published in April, 2009.

Perhaps it is these innate qualities that contribute to her undeniable accessibility factor, which has drawn endorsement and sponsorship deals throughout the ad community. In 2006, Jenny began working with Weight Watchers, encouraging healthy living and nutrition among moms trying to lose weight post pregnancy. Her refreshingly honest approach generated mass public appeal and a role as Weight Watcher’s national spokesperson for their 2007 ad campaign, “Be an After. Stay an After” and 2009’s “Lose For Good” campaign.

Jenny and Sarah Clifford Scheflen, a practicing speech language pathologist, created Teach2Talk, a series of 16 DVDs for children. Created using the latest research available, Teach2Talk subjects range from improving vocabulary skills to dealing with negative behaviors and temper tantrums, entertaining children while teaching them language, behavior and social skills.

Jenny and Jim Carrey are also board members of Generation Rescue, an international movement of scientists and physicians researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD, neurological disorders and chronic illness, while parent-volunteers mentor thousands of families in recovering their children.

In addition to appearing in a multitude of campaigns, Jenny has graced the covers of magazines across the world, including Rolling Stone, People, Shape and Playboy. The diversity in her resume highlights her unique combination of intelligence, sex appeal and humor.

Throughout her career, as a model, actress, author and activist, Jenny holds the unique ability to engage an audience of every age and gender. Jenny McCarthy has, in fact, become a household name, which is now, more than ever, held in the highest of regard.

Jenny McCarthy currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her boyfriend, Jim Carrey, and her son, Evan.

Blog Entries by Jenny McCarthy

Preventing Another Generation of Children With Autism

208 Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 11:38 AM

The recent announcement regarding the new CDC study does not tell those of us in the autism community anything we do not already know. As of today, we can now affirmatively say autism affects 1 in 88 children born 12 years ago, a 23 percent increase since the...

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In the Vaccine-Autism Debate, What Can Parents Believe?

0 Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 2:14 PM

Last week, parents were told a British researcher's 1998 report linking the MMR shot to autism was fraudulent -- that this debate about vaccines and autism is now over, and parents should no longer worry about giving their children six vaccines at a single pediatric appointment or 36...

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Frontline's "The Vaccine War" Misses Half the Story

0 Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 3:21 PM

When the producers of PBS's Frontline approached me to be interviewed for their new documentary "The Vaccine War," I accepted with a simple condition: doctors and scientists on our side of the vaccine-autism debate needed to have a voice, too.

Prior to agreeing to the interview, Frontline sent...

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You Can Help Children With Autism by Voting for Generation Rescue!

0 Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 4:10 PM

I got a letter in the mail from a mom the other day and it took me back to the beginning of my journey. This mom had just returned home from receiving her child's autism diagnosis and was now frantically searching for help. She didn't know where to start or...

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Who's Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?

0 Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 7:26 AM

Parents of recovered children, and I've met hundreds, all share the same experience of doubters and deniers telling us our child must have never even had autism or that the recovery was simply nature's course. We all know better, and frankly we're too busy helping other parents to really care.

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