Boy with autism draws up great things

Walter Allen


One Bay Area mother has done countless hours of reading and research about autism spectrum disorder. But what she’s learned the most, she’s learned from her own son.

Christopher Riveiro is an 11-year-old boy and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was 4. His mother Keely adopted him when he was 2, although she’s had him since days after he was born.

"We had to get feeding therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy. We noticed there were things that weren't right: Flapping of the hands, sounds, stemming, lining up of the cars throughout the house,” Keely told FOX 13 News. “I don't think autism is so much a disability, I think it’s something God has blessed him with, I guess."

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