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Parent to Parent Stories

Isaac's Story

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by Elizabeth Pulido

As a 14 year old now, Isaac has grown! I am here to share our story with exciting moments and challenges. 

Isaac was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. With the diagnosis, now looking back, I know there was a special plan for our family. I believe different ages are seasons of development and adjustments help our children with family, community and school support. I am grateful for organizations like P2P and the Disability Network and the entire village. It does take a village to raise a child! We are not alone in this walk, others know exactly what you are feeling and the grieving process of a diagnosis. Take time to process the feelings and call other parents who know exactly what you are going through. 

I interviewed Isaac with a few questions:

Question #1: What should I tell parents about having a child with autism?

He replied, “I have adapted to autism and integrated into society pretty good.”

Question #2:Are there any challenges with autism?

“They are little problems, I can handle them.”

Question #3: What are your hobbies?

“I like video games of course, walking, and traveling, preferably by plane.”

Question #4: What would you tell parents if they just found out about their child having autism?

“Give them the best life, love them for who they are!”


I have to agree, wouldn’t you? Isaac has a great sense of humor, don’t forget to laugh! He asked me to tell you he is pretty good at math!

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