Toni Braxton is known as a highly successful R&B singer and songwriter. She has many accolades in the music industry selling over 67 million records, 41 million records and her accomplishments also include acting on Broadway and being a highly successful Executive Producer of several reality shows.
But, even with all of the successes Toni had in her career, as a mother she had to learn how to cope with her youngest son’s, Diezel, autism.
Diezel was diagnosed at age three, but Braxton shared with Fox and Friends that she recognized something was different much earlier. “As a mom I knew something was different about him when he was probably nine months old. By the time he became a year and a half I thought ‘He’s not developing like his older brother.’ It was inconclusive, and finally at three they said, ‘Yes, he’s autistic.’”
As a parent who may have a child with autism, you may be scared and wonder what you can do to help your child when you find out that your child has this diagnosis.
While having a child with autism can present some challenges, this diagnosis does not mean that they cannot have a high quality of life.
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Toni Braxton’s Lessons In Autism: “I Thought It Was Something I Had Done” was originally published on praisecleveland.com