Imagine the bewildering disbelief of receiving an autism diagnosis for your first child. Now, imagine learning that your second child also has autism. This is what happened in the lives of the Padilla Family, Autism ETC’s family of the month. Parents Stephanie and Oscar have two children–Mason (age 5) and Evee (age 3). Both of their children have been diagnosed with ASD.
Every parent dreams of their child meeting all pediatric development milestones. However, sometimes not only does a child not meet these goals, they even regress and lose skills that they once had. For these parents, life is difficult and frightening.