A little about me, since over 1000 of my fans do not know me personally.. this little boy is the reason why I am who I am today, he is the reason why I purchased my 1st DSLR camera. Do you know how hard it is capture a smile with a standard point and shoot camera?! It was impossible in our situation and I knew I never wanted to miss any of his sweet smiles!
JJ was diagnosed with severe Autism on his 2nd birthday but we knew much earlier then that. We knew at the age of 9 months something wasn't normal so we started Occupational Therapy and Speech by his 1st birthday. At almost the age of 3 his diagnosis was changed to mild/moderate, a huge improvement in less then 1 year! I urge you as a parent if you have any concerns to please check out http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=80625 for the early Red Flag signs of Autism. Skip the denial process and jump right into early intervention, I beg you! This is your child's future and you hold the key in getting them the help they need.
If you have questions or just need someone to talk to, I am here!
"Autism to me, says that I accept my child wholly. I celebrate his differences and his quirky-ness. I advocate diversity. I try to empower him. I am proud of his successes, no matter how small they seem. I hope he holds onto the compassion he has in his heart into adulthood. I do not think he needs “fixing”. I am proud that he is my son, and sometimes I am humbled by that very same thought."