About Toni... Six time Grammy Award winner Singer/songwriter Reality TV start Mother of autistic son 2007 National Celebrity Spokesperson for Autism Speaks 2012 Global Autism Ambassador for Autism Speaks
All about Autism... Autism (ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a non-verbal disability that usually effects a person within the first 3 years of their life A neurological disorder that effects a persons communication, motor and social skills 1 out of 88 children are detected with Autism No cure but improves through therapy
Since the diagnosis... Since 2006, Tonis son Diezel has made tremendous progress through Occupational and Speech Therapies. Diezel is attending public school enrolled in Special Education classes. Toni continues to advocate about early detection.
Video of Toni on her life, including Autism http://video.foxnews.com/v/1442156120001/
Reaching out for help... Www.autismspeaks.com http://wheretheothersockwent.sheknows.com /learn-about-autism Www.autism-society.org Www.autism.org To see Braxtons ad for Autism Speaks go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67LBOWlZdWc
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