My eight year old son cannot communicate at all, has daily meltdowns, and cannot stand on his own. He is like a baby that never hit any milestones. He's never pulled to stand, never out of diapers, never fed himself or walked unassisted and loud or sudden noises make him cry. He is missing a piece of DNA (chromosome 9q22.2) but we are unsure if it made him disabled. He has a diagnosis of partial agenesis of the corpus callosum, microcephaly, and infantile Autism.
We had a pretty good Christmas. Andy didn't have too many outbursts. He enjoyed new musical toys like pianos and trucks. I was worried I would have a really hard time with him out of school for two weeks. He has been manageable. When he has outbursts, he usually just needs time alone in his room, and often falls asleep.