Autism is nearing epidemic proportions, according to the guests who were on Larry King today (9/26/07). Larry King interviewed Jenny McCartney, Holly Robinson Peet, and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel.
Jenny McCarthy, Holly Robinson Peet and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, all have children with autism.
Recently Jenny McCartney wrote a book about her experience in dealing with a child with autism, how he was treated, and how she found hope. The name of the book is: Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism
Jenny McCartney and Holly Robinson Peet, also did an interview on Oprah, and spoke on the same subject.
For those of you who may not have seen either Larry King, or Oprah, here are some valuable links for information on autism.
Jenny McCarthy’s website is TACA – Talk About Curing Autism
The website site set up by the Peet family, is www.hollyrod.org
And, the Larry King show has a commentary by Jenny McCarthy. Here’s a link to it: Jenny McCartney commentary on Larry King
Another great autism website is: Autism Research Institute, or DAN – Defeat Autism Now
And, on Oprah’s website, links can be found for the the interview with Jenny McCartney and Holly Robinson Peet
I really like how these parents define their child’s disease. They do not say their child is autistic. They say, “My child has autism”, helping to take a “label” off of the child.
If you are looking for help, for a child with autism, the above links should get you on the right path.
Jenny McCartney is a very passionate advocate for autism. Her hope is to speak before Congress, with regard to fighting autism.
UPDATE: Another informative website for children with autism, is Autism Speaks.org, which contains autism videos.
On December 19, 2007, Dr. Phil did a show on autism. Listed below are some of the links that his website suggests visiting.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a website that’s “dedicated to health of all children”, and one worth bookmarking.