I wanted to share my personal journey about my son Jeremy who was diagnosed with autism. He's also nonverbal and is developmentally delayed. He has a supportive family and a team of doctors in Boston, Massachusetts.
The journey to identifying the characteristics of a child with autism is no longer mystical. Advancements in medicine have redefined and renamed Asperger's syndrome to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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I knew my youngest son was different, so I made it my mission to help him navigate this world as a child with Aspergers.
Accepting that my son has autism was unpredictable and I continue to learn more as this autism journey continues. Now that Jeremy is a teenager I was surprised for the second time. The doctors in Boston, Massachusetts, told me that my son has a seizure called tonic-clonic seizures.