How do you argue with a mom whose child has autism? You can't win that debate, especially if you have not walked in her shoes. Colleen and I are lucky enough to have four children who have never had any serious medical issues. Jenny McCarthy has a son who was diagnosed as autistic, and like any parent, was hell bent on doing whatever she could for him. She has been a guiding light for so many parents with autistic children and given hope to many people who may have been beyond despair. Her Generation Rescue group opened the Teach2Talk Academy in California, and early-intervention program.