My first blog entry.... promised myself I would never be that guy. But, alas, here I am. This blog will take you into my everyday life as a father, husband, student, comedian and finally advocate for my son.
My oldest son Hunter was diagnosed recently with Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe ADHD. This has cause some major riff between the wife and I as I do not accept this diagnosis. I have no issue with the ADHD but I refuse to believe my son has any variation of autism. Its not that I don't think its possible or that for some reason my son is special above all others. I just know my son better than any test or any doctor ever would.
In this blog I will explain to every one what ASD is, how its tested for, show medical studies to both confirm and deny its existence as well as give you a fathers perspective on it all. I don't claim to have all the answers. I can't even guarantee that the evidence I provide might not be biased. I am going to do my best to be fair to both sides. It is going to be a very interesting, personal and powerful journey over the next fourteen weeks. Thanks to all of you who read this for taking it with me.