Keynote: Celebrity Panel-No Limits

Led by warrior mom Jenny McCarthy, the celebrity panel shares experiences, insights, advice, along with trials and tribulations, growth, courage and success. Jenny is the mom of a recovered child, Jacqueline & Chris Laurita are starting their own journey, while Alexis Wineman is facing new challenges. Each with its own separate thread of control, each influenced by the other.

Jenny McCarthy

New York Times best-selling author, autism advocate and TV host Jenny McCarthy is
the proud mother of Evan, who was diagnosed with autism in 2005. Jenny is a board
member of Generation Rescue and has written several books on her experience
with autism including Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds.

Jacqueline and Chris Laurita

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s, Jacqueline and Chris Laurita announced in 2012 that their 3-year-old son, Nickolas, had autism. The couple only went public after getting the formal diagnosis and putting a treatment plan in place. They have become a proud advocates for autism and currently Jacqueline has her own column in Parenting magazine titled, “My New Normal,” through which she shares her experiences in raising a child with autism.

Alexis Wineman

Alexis Wineman is currently the reigning Miss Montana 2012 and was diagnosed
with pervasive development disorder, a form of autism, at age 11. She participated
in the 2012 Miss America pageant and was able to reach the Top 15, winning the
America's Choice Award. Alexis has been accepted at the University of Montana and
will pursue a degree in Art Therapy in the fall of 2013 after her reign.