(MyFOX ATLANTA) - For parents, hearing their child has been diagnosed with autism can be devastating. One of the first questions they face is how do they help their child. For years there haven't been any easy answers and progress has been slow, leaving families searching for their own treatments.
Autism can run the spectrum of developmental disorders that goes from mild to severe.
The problem is a lot of parents with kids on that spectrum feel like they've been left without a road map. Parents want to help, but they don't know how to get it.
One Georgia family said they found a road map.
Will Redwood is a 15-year-old Tyrone High School student who leads a pretty typical life.
Redwood started showing signs of a mild form of autism just after his first birthday.
"He had no language. He couldn't communicate with us. He wasn't potty-trained. He wouldn't look at us, he wouldn't interact with us," said Redwood's mother, Lyn.
The Redwoods and thousands of other parents have tried some outside-the-box autism treatments to help their children... Read the full article and comment at My Fox 5 Atlanta
HERE. It's important that parents share their own treatment success stories so families with newly diagnosed children (or older children who have not had treatment) know that autism is indeed treatable.