|Generation Rescue was formed by parents of children who have been diagnosed with childhood neurological disorders (NDs). Through our own research and initiative we have discovered a truth that we feel every parent should know: Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, ADD, PDD-NOS, other learning disabilities are environmental illnesses that can be prevented and treated through biomedical intervention. An overwhelming amount of evidence exists in the scientific and medical literature to support this position, however, the information has been slow to disseminate to the general public and to those who need it most: parents.
Jenny 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.
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®. She is co-founder and co-director with 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.
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.
Our Executive Director Stan Kurtz was a crisis counselor and an executive in technology development prior to leaving those fields to recover his son from autism. Mr. Kurtz developed Methyl-B-12 Nasal Spray therapy, and his research and advocacy continues to highlight the collective relationship between infections and toxins to autism, ADHD and many chronic illnesses. Mr. Kurtz is the founder of Children's Corner School in Van Nuys, California, a unique school that focuses on research, health, nutrition and a green school environment as a foundation for child development.
JB and Lisa Handley Generation Rescue was founded as an act of love to their son and to all the other children who are fighting to live the life they were meant to live.