Autism:aw-tiz-uhm:a developmental disorder that appears by age three and that is variable in expression but is recognized and diagnosed by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, by impairment of the ability to communicate with others, and by stereotyped behavior patterns especially as exhibited by a preoccupation with repetitive activities of restricted focus rather than with flexible and imaginative ones
It has been almost five years since we were first told that Gavin may have autism. A time full of teachers, learning experiences, starting school, sleepless nights, food battles, doctor battles, and so much more. This is our journey to recover our son from a force that we FULLY BELIEVE to be reversible. It is our story and I hope that in some way, by reading about our victories and struggles, it helps others fighting autism. There is HOPE. By no means are we finished with the fight, in a lot of ways, we are just beginning. I believe we are on the edge of some incredible breakthroughs both personally with our son and with the medical community as a whole.
Welcome to our journey.