Baby bumps are the latest must-have accessory in Hollywood these days, followed of course by a cute bundle of joy attached to a slim waist. But when some celebrity parents head home for the night, it isn't all about story time and binky drama, and their biggest dilemma isn't when to wean their little one off the bottle. Even celebrity families can be blessed with a special needs child. Some of them remain quiet about their child's diagnosis, but others push the spotlight off of themselves and onto their child's condition in successful attempts to raise awareness and help other families.

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete knows that early intervention is important in helping children with autism thrive and reach their full potential. Her son RJ wasn't diagnosed until age 3, but since that day, Robinson Peete has taken every opportunity to teach people about autism and raise money to help families pay for autism therapies. Through her foundation, HollyRod, she works tirelessly to help people living with autism, such as by giving away iPads to help people communicate and the creation of the upcoming Compassionate Care Center for Autism.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy's foundation Generation Rescue has been at the center of controversy over whether or not a person can recover from autism. Despite the debate, McCarthy works hard to help families affected by autism through family grants that provide free autism treatment, and the program Rescue Angels, which offers experienced autism parent mentors to parents just learning of their child's diagnosis.

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley's son Max has Down syndrome and the Scrubs actor has opened up about his coming to terms with the diagnosis. He has become an outspoken advocate for people with Down syndrome and people with special needs in general. He is the National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Ambassador, participating in more than 10 Buddy Walks, numerous media interviews, public speaking events, and award ceremonies to raise awareness of the Buddy Walk and inspire acceptance and inclusion.

Doug Flutie

Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie has worked to raise awareness of autism for 10 years through the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. The foundation provides grants to autism groups, provides advice for siblings of children with autism, and runs programs including The Flutie Family Safe & Secure Project, a partnership between the Flutie Foundation, LoJack SafetyNet and Northeastern Fence & Supply dedicated to helping people with autism who have a tendency to wander off.

Boomer Esiason

In 1993 NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason's son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The following year, Esiason created the Boomer Esiason Foundation in order to raise awareness, educate, and improve the quality of life for those living with CF. BEF has raised over $85 million to support CF research, and provide programs to help people with CF through scholarships and transplant grants.

Jorge Posada

All-star Yankee catcher Jorge Posada's son, Jorge Luis, was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis when he was only 10 days old. He has gone through eight major, costly surgeries to correct the condition. Posada was inspired to help other families going through the same struggles and formed The Jorge Posada Foundation in order to help them deal. Through the foundation, Posada provides a Mentors Network, raises awareness through events, and teaches parents the signs of Craniosynostosis.

Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg, star of Alias and Heroes, has three children. One of them has epilepsy. He created Talk About It in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, in order to raise awareness and help people affected by the condition. The web site features tips and insight through short video clips featuring Grunberg's Hollywood friends. He invites people to take The Talk About It Promise by posting text, pictures, videos or audio about how they will help change the world for people living with epilepsy.

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