'My Son Is Autistic—The Pandemic Has Separated Us for 4 Months' by Giovana Izzo

'My Son Is Autistic—The Pandemic Has Separated Us for 4 Months' by Giovana Izzo

Giovana Izzo

  • Aug 04
  • Autism
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'My Son Is Autistic—The Pandemic Has Separated Us for 4 Months'






Antonio is autistic and has comorbid psychiatric disorders such as psychosis and anxiety, for which he takes medications. After he graduated from high school it was hard to keep him in a routine and to keep him safe.

He loves public transport and has memorized all the train stations, bus numbers and their respective routes. One night, my husband Alec and I received a call at 4am from the police station in Homestead, which is around an hour away from our home. An officer explained that Antonio had arrived at the station because he was lost. It took us completely by surprise as we didn't know Antonio had even left our house."


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