This post is by Tara Blum, a mother of a daughter on the autism spectrum who is walking for Philadelphia’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks on November 2nd.
My daughter Mia was diagnosed with Autism at 19 months of age. She had no language, made no eye contact, and she rarely smiled. Her play consisted of banging two toys together. Developmentally, she was at the level of an 8 month old. Hearing the words, your daughter has