First...N-Zilla is so young, he has SPD. As of right now is going to Pre-K for the Autism Spectrum. Or rather Non-Categorical Autism. He has defiantly gotten early intervention. N-Zilla has shown all the signs of ASD milestones (or missed the milestones).
Things get difficult. Going to restaurants are a little bit more of a production then we would like. Days get long when N-Zilla can not communicate what he wants or is feeling. Money gets tight having to buy Pull-Ups and the same two toys over and over again. I get frustrated when my house becomes destroyed, and Mrs. S and I become loopy when we don't get enough sleep. Don't even get me started on the repetition.
But that is who our child is. I don't see anything in N-Zilla that needs to be cured. If you take away his obsessions with trains and his accomplishments over his hurtles (thus far) then you take away him. You can not have N-Zilla without the good the bad and the compulsive. He just wouldn't be himself.
I love my N-Zilla. I love all his little ticks and sayings. I find it adorable that he likes to talk about himself in the third person. I am a proud parent when N-Zilla has figured something out or hits a milestone...knowing that he learns things in a different way and when he gets it, it's so beautiful.
I am in no means an expert on ASD. I am only an expert on my children (and even that gets confusing). I think that calling it Autism Awareness Month is a good name. So we can all be aware. I'm just not sure that I like the phrase "Cure for Autism".