The passion to advocate and bring awareness of autism is for my son Byron Perry Jr. Byron is currently in kindergarden, he's 6 years old. Byron was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. He a bright, bubbly, loving, but most importantly he is non verbal . As a parent I see these children's struggle with silence is like my son's, and in their strides, I see strength of his and others on tge spectrum of there future success. And that makes me want to work all the harder to help him find his own voice. As his mother I have had to fight every step of the way to get my autistic son, Byron Jr., the help he needs. Even when schools would not accept my child, i never gave up and would not take no for an answer.