I'm writing this because last year my two almost three year old son was diagnosed with autism. I was able to enroll him in a speech therapy class this month that starts next month and still waiting for an appointment with a specialist pediatrician. I have talked with a couple of members who also have autistic children especially @CAswole. I thought I would start a thread so we as a community could discuss this topic and share experiences that our children and we as parents have. I'm still learning a lot about autism and don't understand everything so I thought this would be a good tool for me and others. Before we learned that our son was autistic me and my wife thought that his behavior issues were just him kind of being bratty but in reality he has been frustrated at his inability to fully communicate. I did not realize this until the diagnosis. This is something I learned and will probably be learning a lot more as time goes on.