Drew, your sexist opinion lacks any knowledge on this subject what-so-ever and your publication is what makes autism so difficult to treat and cure. It is people like you, who have made my road to recovery with my son seem impossible.
My son is also 3. I had him vaccinated. He has been diagnosed with autism. Autism was not around 30 years ago. This is a recent neurological disorder that was not even recognized officially until 2006. I think questioning all things the child has ingested, what the mother ingested during pregnancy, heavy metals, vaccinations, immune system and everything a parent can possibly read and do on their own is a natural and valid response to the most horrific news you can get as a parent. Depression in parents with children with autism, is higher than that of parents with children with cancer, with downs syndrome, etc. What my doctor told me after diagnosing my son, was no one knows the cause and no one knows the cure.
I have read all of Jenny McCarthy's books and no where does she indicate that AUTISM IS TOTALLY CAUSED BY VACCINES. Autism is a toxic overload in some cases. There is not enough room in this email and I don't have enough time or energy to explain this to such a sexist and uneducated editor.
Who cares is Jenny McCarthy has ample breast and is on the cover of playboy? Jenny McCarthy has done much in reversing the common stereotype that autism carried just 15 short years ago. Parent's then, were ridiculed, told to put their children in homes, or they were to blame. At the same time, these parents are working around the clock with their child's sleep issues, behavior issues, etc. Now parents can talk about it. It is not a shameful word anymore.
Jenny is a pioneer in bringing about awareness and hope to a new and very complex disorder.
Do you have kids? How would feel if you worried that your child might not ever be able to wipe himself? To care for himself? To go sit in public and not hurt others or scream? Who would take care of this child if something were to happen to me? How could I continue his quality of life if something happened to me?To do this on your own, as I am, is more than an overwhemling feeling. I think it is wonderful she documented her road with her son and made money on it. Do you know how expensive it is to raise a son with autism ???