My friend Claro wrote this post as a guest writer for The Whirling Blog about his experience raising his son Jason. Jason, when he was just short of turning three, was diagnosed with autism. It’s been ten years, but Claro and Arlene have so much to be proud of. He’s a straight A student, an award winning swimmer, and loves sports, comic books and superheroes (like his daddy). He’ll be 14 in July, and will be starting high school in the fall. I know first hand that Jason is an outstanding young man. He is a testament of his parents’ hard work and determination, and I couldn’t be prouder to be close friends with this amazing family. Please go read the post, and tell Claro I sent you (and that he’s a much better writer than he thinks he is).