Autism is a mental condition that is usually detected early in childhood, which can affect a person’s ability to communicate and in forming relationships with other people. Is it something that can be managed or prevented from affecting a person from having a normal life? Absolutely! If detected early on, children can get the help they need to live a normal and healthy life.
My wife was the first to notice certain things he would do as he grew up that raised questions. For example, he would rock back and forth when he sat, stood and slept. Other signs something was different included the constant walking on his tippy toes as well as he was not speaking much or saying words that a child would normally say at his age. I was in denial, because quite frankly who wants to learn that something may be mentally or physically wrong with their child. So of course, we sought an opinion from a professional just to get piece of mind. After several appointments and some exams, we were told that our son was diagnosed with Autism.
The news was not something I was hoping for, especially since I knew nothing about Autism or what it meant, but I had to remain strong for Enzo. We knew that we would do everything in our power to help him get to where he needed to be. We immediately took him to an amazing speech therapist; she has been able to help him so much that now he doesn't want to stop talking! Now we are able to understand him, even if he talks in his own language. He is able to communicate with hand gestures to tell us what he wants or feels. We also placed him in physical therapy which helps with his balancing and methods to help him walk normally. Another specialist we researched was Occupational Therapy which focuses more on learning skills and motor skills as far as hand eye coordination and being more aware of his surroundings.
Since we started him on those therapies we have been able to see such a drastic change in progress in every aspect of his life. I know for a fact that he is going to live a happy and normal life. It can be difficult sometimes and stressful but seeing how far he has come lets me know that he is the strongest and smartest kid I know. He has even taught me a thing or two about patience and learning to communicate with him or anyone else for that matter that might be difficult to communicate with. If you or anyone you know is going through battles with Autism or need advice or just want to need someone to listen feel free to contact me. You can always email the site at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get your message and respond immediately. Take care and keep gaming.