April is National Autism Awareness Month, a time to bring attention and acceptance to those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism. Autism touches many of our lives with children being diagnosed all the time, according to recent studies, "an estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States." And of course it's not just you, me and our neighbors whose lives are effected by autism, celebrities are in the mix as well. One wonderful side effect about being famous is that you can bring much needed attention to a cause. Here are seven celebrity parents are fighting for more resources, attention and action in the name of autism. - By Sunny Chanel
Jenny McCarthy is one of the most outspoken celebrities on the subject of autism. Jenny began her journey fighting for those with autism after her son Evan was diagnosed with austin back in 2005. Her organization Generation Rescue is a place where families can get resources, advice and so much more. Check out Jenny talking about Generation Rescue here.
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