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Frequently Asked Questions


Vaccines

Please review the following links that detail out the CDC’s recommended schedule of vaccinations:

1983 CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule

2012 CDC Immunization Schedule

For more information and resources, please visit:


Please visit our expanded doctor listing which can be searched by specialty including alternative vaccination schedule, location and other categories:
Find A Doctor
If you know of a great doctor that you would like to add to our website listing, please contact us at info@generationrescue.org


National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has a state-by-state listing that includes requirement laws and exemption options. They also link to further information on each vaccine in the CDC’s Recommended Immunization Schedule.


Generation Rescue firmly believes that all parents have the power of choice – to vaccinate or not – and should be armed with the right questions to make an informed decision. We encourage all new parents to educate themselves about vaccinations so they can stand with confidence behind their decisions. Parents need to discuss vaccination options directly with their child’s pediatrician.


Autism Treatment

Please visit our Doctor listing.

You can search by name, city or state. Each physician is trained in autism treatments, parent recommended and vetted by Generation Rescue.


Gluten is most commonly found in wheat, barley, rye (list all other related grains) which is a composite formed protein. Gluten is often found in baked goods as a food thickener and binder, flavor enhancer, salads dressings and protein supplement.


Casein is a protein that is found in milk and used independently in many foods as a binding agent. Technically, it is part of a group called phosphoproteins, which is a collection of proteins that binds to phosphoric acid. It may also be called caseinogen. Casein is often found in dairy goods as a food thickener, flavor enhancer, binder and protein supplement.

Please visit our Nutrition Guide for more details.


Consuming foods containing gluten and casein can affect the body’s physical and cognitive functions. Eliminating those foods (and ingredients containing these food proteins) from your diet can help improve many symptoms of autism. The gluten-free/casein-free diet can help to feel and learn better by reducing inattentiveness and hyperactivity, improving speech and language, decreasing digestive disturbances, and much more.

For more information, please see the following study:
Effectiveness of the gluten-free/casein-free diet for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: based on parental report.


Experiment. Before removing anything, introduce gluten-free/casein-free alternatives such as rice pasta, gluten-free/casein-free waffles, and other gluten-free/casein-free foods and snacks.

Explore gluten-free/casein-free resources (books, cookbooks, videos, autism websites) to become familiar with the diet and learn helpful ideas, what to expect, and what foods are allowed. Watch instructional videos – many available at YouTube.

Create a meal plan—a list of gluten-free/casein-free foods, meals, and snacks your child will eat or that you would like to make.

Shop for foods according to meal plan, as well as purchasing gluten-free/casein-free flours, milks, and other cooking staples.

Then, begin eliminating one at a time:

Start with the elimination of casein.

Remove gluten and continue both (gluten-free and casein-free).

Please visit our Nutrition Guide for more details.


Provide autism treatment to families who cannot afford access to specially trained physicians, lab-testing, and nutritional counseling among other programs. 100% of grantees have shown improvement in our 90-day program.

Generation Rescue’s Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment support to individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Learn more about the Rescue Family Grant at https://www.generationrescue.org/member-log-in/join-grant/

Generation Rescue proudly provides families with this unique autism treatment program, which may not otherwise be covered by school districts, county programs, insurance or other grant-generating entities.


You can access and apply for our Rescue Family grant program by visiting our webpage and completing the application. You will also find the exclusion criteria and what each grant participant receives during the program.

Apply for the Rescue Family Grant at https://www.generationrescue.org/member-log-in/join-grant/


After you submit your application, you will be notified of your status within 48 hours. To review the eligibility and criteria for the grant, please click here.


If you do not qualify for the grant program, please review the following pages:


Are parents of children with autism who have seen significant improvement and now volunteer their time to answer questions, give guidance and provide referrals to families in need. Currently there are 1,367 parent mentors in 38 countries and the numbers are growing.

Find a Rescue Angel. From here you can search for a parent mentor with the following criteria:

  • Location
  • Symptom
  • Type of Treatment

To connect with a mentor, you will need to join our online community and then connect via our website.


Please visit our early signs page to learn about the signs and symptoms of autism. Developmental Milestones by age, The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) and other helpful information.


Donating

Thank you for your decision to help us support families in need. You can make a donation to Generation Rescue online or by mail.

To donate online, please visit; http://generationrescue.org/donate/.
To donate by mail, please send your donation to 13636 Ventura Blvd. #259, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of a friend of loved one, please either donate online and check the option “I’d like to make this gift in honor or in memory of someone” OR you can indicate the honoree in the memo section of your check. If you choose to donate by mail, please provide us with the honoree or next of kin’s mailing address for a notification to be sent.

To donate online, please visit; http://generationrescue.org/donate/.
To donate by mail, please send your donation to 13636 Ventura Blvd. #259, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Your donation helps us provide grants for medical assistance and treatment, guidance, education, research, and support to families affected by autism.


83% of every dollar donated goes directly to programs and services helping families affected by autism.


Website

Please go back to the home page and try logging in with your email address. If you can't remember your password, just click the "Forgot password?" link and we'll send you a quick email with a link to reset it.

The login box is in the upper right corner of the home page.


On occasion an error message will appear in your browser window when you attempt to log into your account. This error may occur under certain circumstances; (1) If you enter an email address and password that do not match, or (2) If you forgot to “log out” of a previous session.

Three steps to take:

  1. Click the “Forgot My Password” link in the login box located in the upper right corner of the homepage. We’ll send you a quick email with a link to reset it and then you can attempt to login in again.
  2. Clear the cache on your web brower. Each computer and web browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, etc.) have different instructions on how to clear or reset the cache. If you perform a quick web search, you can find the steps for your personal computer.
  3. If you are still receiving an error message, please call us at (877) 98-AUTISM.


Jenny Questions

While Jenny McCarthy is an avid supporter of autism awareness, she maintains a full-time work schedule, which often includes travel and long hours. Each year, Jenny attends the AutismOne Conference in Chicago, Illinois and hosts a number of events to benefit Generation Rescue. If you are interested in Jenny hosting an event to benefit Generation Rescue, please contact us at info@generationrescue.org.


Your issues and concerns are very important to Jenny McCarthy and Generation Rescue. While we cannot take up an issue on your behalf, there are many resources available to guide you and your family in the right direction. For a personalized list of resources, options and guidance please contact us at info@generationrescue.org.


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