Happy Headline: Toni Braxton’s Son Beats Autism
Toni Braxton is a seven time Grammy winner and star of Braxton Family Values, but one role she’s always held in high regards is her role as a Mom.
An advocate for Autism Speaks, the star has been a crusader for the condition since her son’s diagnosis. She tells the Access Hollywood crew that things have changed for the better:
“No signs of autism. No signs. He’s our social butterfly – he’s the one that plays with friends and hangs out all the time, very very fortunate. And I don’t like to think there’s anything wrong with our babies, I just think they learn differently. And he’s doing wonderful, I’m pretty proud of him.”
Her interview also showed the importance of getting treatment as soon as you can and having a great support system when it comes to your child’s health:
“I’m one of the lucky parents, early diagnosis changes everything. My son Diesel was off the spectrum being autistic. Susan Wright – who unfortunately just passed away – from Autism Speaks, when she found out about my son and I, she called me immediately, she told me [to] get him in this program, do this do that. She’s been [an] advocate and helping me so much, I miss her already – I can’t believe she’s gone. Our lives have changed.”
Catch the full interview with Toni Braxton and Access Hollywood here.