Why am I concerned as to whether or not Jenny's son really is autistic? Why have I bothered to spend a few hours researching various conditions for these related posts? There are several reasons. First, I am not attacking Ms. McCarthy, I am simply trying to put some pieces together and ponder some possibilities (perhaps even offer insight). She herself has said several times now that her son no longer has autism, and that neurologists tell her he never had autism.
Most concerning is that her message is one of "recovery from autism," proclaiming that she "healed" her son. Why should parents pay attention at all, and even gain hope from, her son's supposed recovery in light of her now saying a. he no longer is diagnosed as having autism and b. doctors now say he never had autism? If you maintain that a certain treatment or diet "recovered" your child, there had better be zero doubt that this child has that which you claim to have recovered him from.
How can Jenny McCarthy claim to be an "autism mom" or to have "recovered" her autistic child, if there's any possibility her son never even had autism? Why should any of us, and anyone in the public, listen to her? I think these are legitimate questions, and ones we all have the right to ask.