US WEEKLY: Inside Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey Battling Autism Together
McCarthy tells Us Weekly that Jim Carrey said, “This is a girl that I love with her beautiful little boy, and I’m going to open all possibilities…He didn’t run from the ugly parts of autism - like Evan screaming all day long. He hung in there.”
“Evan was scared of the water. My way was to throw a kid in the pool and let him scream until he gets used to it. But it wasn’t working.
So at the beach, Jim would put his feet in the water and laugh and pretend he was having the time of his life. He did it for hours, until Evan took those two steps and got his little feet wet. He did this patient, gradual, loving, easing into a difficult situation, using fun to heal.”