"My daughter 'Beauty' was diagnosed with autism when she was 2 yrs old. With the help of early intervention programs, sign language and therapy, she went from being a completely non-verbal child who didn't smile or play with others, to a vibrant young girl who plays, smiles, talks and laughs all the time! My son 'Macho' was unofficially diagnosed with PDD-NOS when he was 2 yrs old. Early intervention helped him learn to use the left side of his body and has helped him begin overcoming his severe Echolalia. He's now learning to speak spontaneously. He loves to smile, play peek-a-boo, and give hugs and kisses. Beauty is almost 5 yrs old, Macho is almost 3 yrs old, and I can see them both having very bright futures ahead of them!"