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Generation Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

Mission: Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are usually the first resource families turn to when facing a diagnosis. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Our vision is to prevent future generations from being diagnosed with autism. We continue to work toward this goal.

Results: Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. We have a number of great ways to support families including more than 1,300 volunteer parent mentors (we call them our “Rescue Angels”), a toll-free hotline (fielding more than 5,500 calls each year) and an informative website with great tips for accessing resources (read by 25,000 people monthly). Generation Rescue also offers programming on autism treatments, a national conference, virtual and local conferences, links to helpful articles, recommended physicians, and medical grants to families who cannot afford critical treatments such as doctor visits, lab testing and nutritional counseling. We encourage families to visit www.generationrescue.org to learn about the many ways Generation Rescue can support them.

Programs: Generation Rescue’s programs and services are focused on providing support to families affected with autism; such as, grants for treatment, a forum for parents to connect and mentor each other, education and awareness, and support thorough a 24-hour hotline service. Rescue Family Grant Program Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment for families who otherwise would not have access. Generation Rescue provides families a unique autism treatment program which is not funded by school districts, county programs, insurance or other grant-generating entities. Parent Mentor Program Generation Rescue’s “Rescue Angels” are parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who have seen significant improvement or loss of diagnosis through the use of novel therapies. “Rescue Angels" volunteer their time to answer questions, give guidance, and provide referrals to local resources for families starting on their journey. Education Generation Rescue is a proud partner of AutismOne the largest US autism conference encompassing novel therapies, behavioral therapies, family advocacy, and physician and first responder training. Support Generation Rescue’s hotline is a resource and referral service, answering questions, addressing concerns, sending additional information and providing hope for recovery to families in need. Families can call (877) 98-AUTISM 24 hours a day.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is one of the best and most dedicated groups helping families with children with Autism. Their staff genuinely cares and is invested in each family. It is truly a great organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is an amazing organization that continues educate parents with kids with autism so to help save both time and money. I just attend the Autism Education Summit and learn about diet, supplements and digestive health to help support any child. They brought in so many experts in one weekend and each Dr. made time to answer questions and talk to each parent. Great learning experience and will be back next year!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Generation Rescue thru a friend who volunteers for them. The GR team has such great compassion for what they do and no question is to little to silly for them to answer. They do amazing things for communities and families thru their foundation and helping change the lives of some many!

1 Stephanie107

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Leading the way to changing how the world sees autism and it's recovery.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped me through a very stressful time in my life. Right after my son's diagnosis. I owe them everything....knowledgable and so supportive.

4 Chris129

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Generation Rescue has done immeasurable harm to children, and continues to do so, by promoting an anti-vaccine position that is not based in any legitimate medical science. Every dollar given to this so-called charity is two dollars worth of harm to society. Save your money and your time for a legitimate charity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

You have to be kidding me. Jenny McCarthy has contributed to junk forwarding conspiracy theories that have been completely discredited by the medical community. If you go to any respected Autism organizations website they will likely have a FAQ that clearly states that there is NO connection between Autism and Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy should be ashamed of herself. Any money donated to this ridiculous cause is money that could have gone to actual science. I wish I could give fewer than 1 stars.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

These charlatans need to go back to the dark ages where their logic is waiting for them.

3 Bradley Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I'm sorry, but how did this become one of the best Nonprofits of 2013? The originator of the vaccine/autism link was found to have falsified and distorted his research. There has been no link found between vaccines and autism. In fact the USA has suffered from a startling reappearance of diseases that we had all but eliminated from the population and these outbreaks can be directly linked to populations that are refusing to vaccinate their children due to fears that organizations like McCarthy's have perpetuated. Everybody wants to help autistic children, but we do not need to cause unborn babies to die or be born horribly disfigured because McCarthy managed to scare already worried parents into believing that there is a straight forward cause. Any organization that spreads such scares and helps cause these outbreaks we have seen is reckless and amoral. This is an organization I could never support.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This charity is dangerous at best offering disinformation and lies about vaccination. Vaccination has saved countless lives in the modern world and this charity is pure fear mongering and pseudo science. The fact that this is even considered a charity is deeply disappointing.

This charity has impact but its all bad.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Based on pseudo-science, there is no link between vaccines and autism. The views of this non-profit are not just insane they are extremely harmful.

4 Kanon G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This "charity" is spreading lies, an insanity.
Lets not destroy the wonderful progress science made to raise human quality of life.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

If the goal you wish to achieve by donating to charity is to endanger many children's lives and spread lies about vaccinations, then by all means donate to this lying, deceitful "charity".

5 Laura163

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The idea that vaccinations cause autism has been thoroughly debunked. Children who cannot get vaccinations due to genuine health problems like compromised immune systems are put at risk when communities don't vaccinate their children due to this misinformation.

8 Katey H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

An organization that ignores the repeated scientific studies that show that vaccinating children is safe and effective is having the opposite effect of what is promised. Shame.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Jenny McCarthy is famous so we should trust her more than doctors! That was sarcasm, idiots. Get your children vaccinated for christ's sake.

7 Zach E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is ridiculous. Certain members of society, babies and the elderly, need protection from the many horrific illnesses that could be prevented if people got their vaccinations. Like measles, if your 5 year old child is a carrier (wasn't vaccinated) and he/she comes into contact with my two month old, there is a huge risk to my child's health. This is only prevented with vaccinations. My children should not be at risk because of a minute, if even plausible, possibility.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I cannot believe that an organization that promotes the deadly practice of not vaccinating children could possibly be considered a 'great nonprofit'. This organizations practices are literally killing children. Measles and other cases of completely preventable diseases are skyrocketing thanks to the nonsense and pseudoscience being promoted by organizations such as this.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Shocking that this is here and shocking that people are still believing in this. People are actually dying as as a result of the publicity this woman gets.

http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Generation Rescue is a nonprofit organization that advocates the view that autism and related disorders are primarily caused by environmental factors, particularly vaccines. These claims are biologically implausible and lack convincing scientific evidence.

Todd10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attend Generation Rescue Fund raiser Events whtch are very well done and raise autism awareness.Autism affects all of us and Generation Rescue is a Priceless Resource for anyone interested in learning about the condition of people affected by autism and their family members.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being a financial planner with the ability to help families with special need family members on the financial side, it has given me a great way to add even more value to my clients by recommending Generation Rescue as an incredible informational website. It is an amazing organization which provides great educational information on autism,healthy living, and works to raise the level of awareness for autism.