This is Alex's journey, described through the eyes of his parents. Alex has Autism. It sucks. At times he can be very loving, kind, inquisitive, intelligent and thoughtful. Other times, he can have an explosive temper, destroy property and if restrained or blocked he can be physically abusive. We have made the very tough determination that we can no longer provide the support he needs in our home. In fact, having Alex at home seems to impede his growth and advancement because he relies on mom and dad for everything. Our goal is for him to be as independent as possible and be a contributing member of society.