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Entries from January 2014

Evan’s grandmother performs this
Friday for CSU autism program

January 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Kudos, Narrative

Tweet You might recognize Joyce Bulifant for her character Marie Slaughter, Murray’s wife, on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Or you might know her as grandmother to Evan Asher,  Jenny McCarthy’s 11-year-old son. Bulifant and her husband, actor Roger Perry, also advocate for autism research and education. On Friday, Jan. 17, the couple will perform […]

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Of seizures and celebrity:
Evan’s grandmother speaks up

January 12th, 2014 · 46 Comments · Narrative

Tweet Jenny McCarthy is the face of vaccine rejectionism in America. The story she tells of how her son, Evan, became autistic after his MMR shot is arguably the origin myth for the anti-vaccine movement, and the legions of  “Warrior Mothers” who follow her. Now, a competing narrative from someone else close to Evan calls […]

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