The Oxford English Dictionary defines autism as "a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterised by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in...
Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Anand was different from most children his age. The now eight year old suffers from autism and cerebral palsy. With his development affected, he was unable to walk or even stand by himself. It seemed he was destined to lead a life depending on others -- until V-Excel stepped in. Today, Anand is able to walk on his own. He has also started playing with toys and has even made a few friends! Anand's parents' joy knows no bounds.
mareks7 via Getty Images
As parents, we must prepare ourselves for a marathon. Unless we are physically and mentally in shape, we cannot participate in it. I want you to avoid my mistakes. I want you to do the one thing that I should have done, and you probably have forgotten to do if your child is diagnosed with autism or any other learning disability.
He says, "laga" (it hurts) but continues to attempt to change position. Still, all the while, he smiles. "He" is my 25-year-old son, Mohit. He has severe back pain, at present. He also has autism. I watch her interacting with her mother. Cooing, gurgling, trying her best to form words, this little one gives life her 100%. By the time, she was four months old, she had already had two major surgeries. She is Meher. She is only 19 months old. She has Down Syndrome.