My name is Marco and I'm a father of two wonderful kids, one of which is autistic. My son is 11 years old and was diagnosed officially at 7 years old. We've known that something was wrong since he was 2 years old, and we were put on track to the possibility of autism when he was about 4 years old.
I've long since tried to share my experiences (and little bit of knowledge) with everyone willing to listen to me, thinking that if it might help them, then everything I know and share is not wasted. I am not a doctor and certainly cannot pretend to fully understand everythign behind autism but what I do know is what I felt (and still feel). I grew just as much as my son grew, and it hasn't always been an easy path, but trust me, I would not trade my son for anything in the world.
Often enough, in cases like these, we often think we are alone in our endeavours, but we're not. There are so much more people like us than we'd like to think. And that's why we have to make this as public as possible, so that it is not a taboo subject. That's my way of helping.
I hope to see and hear from you very soon.