Beyond the Autism Spectrum: A Family's Year Confronting Autism
57 min • Health & Science, Society • 2017
When their two-year-old son, Oskar, is diagnosed with severe autism, Carly and Stef drop everything for a year to focus on his treatment. Previously, Carly’s oldest son was also diagnosed as autistic and by changing his diet and using other therapies, they were able to significantly improve his diagnosis. But Oskar proves to be very different from his older brother and progress seems fleeting to non-existent. As well as juggling Oskar’s treatment and therapies, Carly and Stef also have three other children to care for.
Should they try to change Oskar or accept their son just the way he is?