The brown-eyed boy in the video is 13 months old. He wears overalls and a blue-striped shirt and sits on his mother’s lap. On the table in front of them is a green washcloth. The boy picks it up and swings it near his ear as if he were guessing the contents of a Christmas present.
Her son Nicholas was diagnosed with autism this past April.
Laurita said, "It's been a learning process. We've learned a lot in such a brief period of time. My goal is to bring out the best Nicholas that Nicholas can be everyday."
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 15, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, is a major sponsor and scientific participant in the 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Organized by the International Society of Autism Research, IMFAR brings together more than 1800 scientists, clinicians, students, parents and individuals with autism from 40 countries to discuss and share the latest research into autism's causes, treatments and diagnoses.
DSM-5 Update: Field Testing
from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer