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Since learning that son Evan Joseph, 5 ½, has autism, actress Jenny McCarthy has made it a personal battle to make sure that everyone is aware of the brain development disorder. Jenny has even written a book, Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism, that depicts the highs and lows of raising her son.

In honor of World Autism Day on Wednesday, April 2nd, the 35-year-old wrote an op-ed for CNN, discussing Evan's recovery from the disorder.

Continue reading for the rest of Jenny's op-ed.

Evan's dad is actor/director John Asher. Jenny's boyfriend of two years, actor Jim Carrey, also plays an important role in Evan's life.

Source: CNN

Thanks to CBB readers Christine and Kate.