Posted on Sun Jan 5th, 2014 1:28pm PDT By X17 Staff
Jenny McCarthy has slammed new reports that her 11-year-old son Evan doesn't have autism.
McCarthy tweeted on Friday:
- "Stories circulating online, claiming that I said my son Evan may not have autism after all, are blatantly inaccurate and completely ridiculous. Evan was diagnosed with autism by the Autism Evaluation Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital and was confirmed by the State of California (through their Regional Center). The implication that I have changed my position, that my child was not initially diagnosed with autism (and instead may suffer from Landau-Kleffner Syndrome), is both irresponsible and inaccurate."
"These stories cite a 'new' Time Magazine interview with me, which was actually published in 2010, that never contained any such statements by me. Continued misrepresentations, such as these, only serve to open wounds of the many families who are courageously dealing with this disorder. Please know that I am taking every legal measure necessary to set this straight."
McCarthy welcomed Evan with ex-husband John Asher in 2002, and over the years the 41-year-old TV personality has spoken publicly about her son's condition and been an outspoken advocate for autism awareness and treatment.
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