So if you are reading this chances are you know me, you know, because I'm an international star. And you probably know that my youngest son has autism. If you don't know me, I'm not an international star and my youngest son has autism. If you know anything about autism you know that it doesn't take one form, and that one kid with autism is probably totally different from another kid with autism...you know, how most kids are totally different from each other. Anyway, I'm certainly no expert and I'm not here to give you a bunch of strategies for parenting an autistic child. It's hard. I don't know what I'm doing. I worry about Hank every second of the day. I've probably made five poor decisions regarding Hank today alone. But I have learned a lot in the year-and-a-half or so since his diagnosis, so I thought I'd share some of that. And I'll share more stories of Parenting on the Spectrum right here as we continue on this journey.
Matt Fotis is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Albright College. He is the author of Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy - The Harold, The Comedy Improv Handbook, and "My Fragile Family Tree: Stories of Fathers & Sons."