CONTRIBUTOR

April Shaw is a 39-year-old single mother. She has one daughter who is 20 years old and in college. Her son, who will be 7 years old next month, was diagnosed with classic Autism two days after his second birthday. He is classified as non-verbal (he can speak some, but minimally) and uses an iPad for most of his communication. He attends a school for children with autism. We live in Mobile, Alabama.