Shawn Stockman, member of 4-time Grammy winning R&B group Boyz II Men spoke to CNN about learning to live with having a son diagnosed with autism. The Huffington Post reports that Stockman saw a change in one of his son’s although he thought Micah was normal. “I did not know what to do, and one thing a man hates when it comes down to his family is not knowing what to do,” Stockman said.
Shortly after his first birthday, Shawn Stockman says his son Micah suddenly began to change. The R&B singer who earned accolades and world-renown as one fourth of the group Boyz II Men says he never expected that his son would develop a condition that would change both of their lives — autism.
“It was drastic because Micah was the first one to talk, he was the first one to walk. Everything seemed to be very, very normal,” Stockman told CNN, describing how he learned he had a twin son with autism. “I did not know what to do, and one thing a man hates when it comes down to his family is not knowing what to do,” Stockman said.
According to the CDC, symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) vary greatly from one child to the next. While some show hints of future problems within the first few months of life, others may not show any signs until 24 months or later.
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