I know many special needs parents and caregivers can relate to this story. It's been 4 years since I really sat down and thought about our journey; where we were and where we are now. I just want to recap the beginning again for those who came in after the movie started ;)
In November of 2012 we found out that my son Beckett has been diagnosed with a very rare autosomal dominant disorder called SYNGAP-1 gene (6p21.3). I didn’t know whether to cry or breathe a sigh of relief. He was the first to be diagnosed at Texas Children’s Hospital Genetics Clinic. Symptoms of this disorder vary in severity and include mild to severe intellectual disability, speech delay, a spectrum of epilepsies and has been linked to autism. Our son Beckett has been in multiple therapies that include OT, PT, speech therapy, play therapy and music therapy.
It took almost 4 years to get a diagnosis for our son.