Jon Stewart, of The Daily Show, is raising a son with autism. He is much quieter than some of the other celebs on this list but still does huge amounts for autism charities like Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars which raised over three million dollars for autism research this year.
Dan Marino considers his son recovered from autism. Watch this clip to see his story. The former quarterback of the Miami Dolphins has even started a centre dedicated to helping children with developmental disabilities.
Toni Braxton's son, Diesel, was diagnosed when he was three. Learn more about her story here. Baxton is active in many autism charities, namely Autism Speaks.
Jenny McCarthy is pretty much a household name in the autism community. She puts her celeb power behind Generation Rescue. a website dedicated to helping children recover from autism. McCarthy is vocal in the theory that vaccinations can be linked to rising numbers of autism diagnoses. McCarthy, Like Dan Marino, considers her son, Evan, recovered from autism.
Aiden Quinn, who currently stars in my new favourite show, Elementary, has a daughter with an ASD diagnosis. Like, McCarthy, he is a firm believer that over use of vaccines has lead to the rise in autism diagnoses. Read more here.
Holly Robinson Peete is one fierce autism momma. She is active in many charities and runs the HollyRod Foundation which raises funds and awareness for Autism and Parkinson's research. Peete's eldest son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism. His twin sister, Ryan, co-authored the children's book, My Brother Charlie for siblings of a child with autism. I still cannot get through it without crying.
Ernie Els' son Ben was diagnosed a few years ago and is considered severely touched by autism. The golfer began the Els for Autism Golf Challenge and is very involved in autism charities.
John Travolta son Jett, who sadly passed away in 2009, had an autism diagnosis. Jett's mom Kelly Preston opened up recently about her son's autism. Read more here.
Former NFL quarterback, Doug Flutie's son Doug Jr. has an autism diagnosis. Flutie began the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism to provide support for parents dealing with this diagnosis.
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