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Our Son DJ

This site came to be because of our love for him!

About our Son (DJ):

Unlike other Autistic children we knew of, DJ was always outgoing, friendly and receptive of others so we never even considered he could be autistic. At first we just thought that since his mother “Namolisa” has ADHD and ADD/ADHD runs on her father’s side of the family that some of that trait was passed along to him. It wasn’t until we started to notice certain quirks, like some OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), hand/arm waving (although Namolisa said she did the same hand/arm waving when she was a child) and certain other signs that we began to realize it was more than just ADHD. But we still did not consider Autism because what we had always seen of Autistic children was not what we were seeing in our son. Not until I started doing some research did I realize that there is a whole Autistic Spectrum Disorder category and not just one specific sign or trait or group of traits that is common to all that suffer from Autism.

DJ is considered a high functioning Autistic child, but many others face challenges we will never know, so this site and our efforts are dedicated to all of you.

This is a little song we wrote together after he was tragically bitten by a dog!