If you didn't already know, Toni Braxton has long been an advocate for autism education and awareness after she learned her son was on the spectrum. She’s also been very open and vocal about the importance of early diagnosis. In a recent sit down with “Access Hollywood,” she shared that now, her youngest son Diezel, who is 13-years-old, is no longer on the autism spectrum. She shared:
"My youngest son— everyone knows— my son Diezel suffers from—or I should say suffered from Autism. I am one of the lucky parents. Early diagnosis changes everything. I will tell you this. I will shout it from the rooftops. My son Diezel is off the spectrum. Off the spectrum being autistic. Susan Wright, who unfortunately just passed from Autism Speaks, when she found out about my son and I she called me immediately and said ‘Get him in this program. Do this, do that.’ She’s been an advocate in helping me so much. I miss her already. I mean, I can’t believe she’s gone."
So when asked about an update on Diezel's condition?
"No signs of autism. He’s our social butterfly. He’s the one who 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."
We're glad to hear that Toni!