When the Window of Opportunity Closes!

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Aydan's Road to Recovery

This September will mark the 9 year anniversary that my son Aydan was diagnosed with autism. This is not a day we celebrate.  I remember everything about it, sitting in the waiting room at the Regional Center office building in downtown Los Angeles.  A typical sterile office waiting room with a few toys and books strung around.. this type of environment would be a frequent scene for the next 9 years.  When our name was called we walked in a large room with several toys, balls, puzzles, etc. and two women in business clothes.  They were friendly, smiled and played with Aydan, attempting to interact with him.  I was still in the phase of over-stating his abilities, as if somehow I could talk the ‘experts’ out of their inevitable diagnosis.  They would ask questions, like ‘how many words does he have?’  Nearly 9 years later, I am asked the same…

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