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Generation Rescue to Target Treatment-Based Research for Autism and ADHD - Jenny McCarthy, Deirdre Imus, and Katie Wright Join Board
Date:5/22/2008

LOS ANGELES, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Rescue, a non-profit organization focused on prevention and recovery from Autism, ADHD and chronic illness, today announced the expansion of the organization through three major steps:

1. Jenny McCarthy, Deirdre Imus and Katie Wright have joined the Board of Directors.

Ms. McCarthy is a best-selling author, actress, activist, and mother who recovered her son Evan from autism. Her latest book, Louder than Words, profiled her own son's journey of recovery. She is also the co-founder of Teach2Talk.com, which produces a DVD educational series that targets core speech, language, play and social skills through video modeling. "Generation Rescue was there for me when I was trying to figure out how to help my son, and now I'm looking forward to enabling Generation Rescue to help families everywhere," said Ms. McCarthy.

Deirdre Imus is a national leader in children's health and environmental awareness. Mrs. Imus is the Founder and President of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology(R). She is co-founder and co-director with her husband, Don Imus, of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. Mrs. Imus is a best-selling author of the Green This! series, including the latest book Growing Up Green, Baby and Child Care. "Generation Rescue is at the forefront of connecting the dots between environmental issues, Autism, ADHD and chronic illness." said Mrs. Imus, "Their vision is in line with my beliefs, and I look forward to helping to protect and recover children through their efforts," said Mrs. Imus.

Before devoting her full-time efforts to recovering her son Christian, Katie Wright was the Clinical Director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Her son was the inspiration for the formation of Autism Speaks. Ms. Wright also serves on the boards of the National Autism Association and SafeMinds. "Generation Rescue's focus on prevention an
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