My son was diagnosed with autism close to three years ago. Before that point in my life I was unaware and had no idea what Autism even was. It has been and continues to be a tough journey, as well as a rewarding one.
I wouldn’t change my son for the world. I noticed strange behaviors in my son throughout his first years. I, as well as his mom thought that’s just how he is. Then, his behavior started to get really out of hand from tantrums, to throwing objects, hitting people, biting people, as well as self- inflicted injuries.
Our daughter was born four days shy of a year from my son. We watched as she began to progress and advance faster than him. We became concerned when she began to talk and he still hadn’t made out a word. We then
After a visit to the doctor, my son Dominique was diagnosed with Autism. That day my life changed. I didn’t know what was going on. I felt hopeless? Selfish? Why didn’t I try and find out sooner? I had a million questions and no answers.
I was pursuing a music career at the time. I was doing shows and was written about in newspaper articles. I was shooting music videos, etc. but I suddenly became discouraged and stopped pursuing my dreams. I started putting all my effort into finding out how to help my son. I enrolled in many autism classes and began to learn as much as possible. What I began to learn I immediately practiced and started applying.
I also came across an article that talked highly about P-A-L Plus enzymes. I ordered them without any hesitation. Within a week he began to say five words. I would highly recommend to all parents with a child with autism to look into these pills and if they feel that it could help, to go ahead and give them a try. The pills are all natural and I have seen wonderful results. The pills are basically for the digestive system. They are all powder and in a clear capsule. I just break the capsule open and stir it into the juice I give him in the morning after breakfast or whatever meal he decides to eat. The P-A-L plus enzymes help break up the food that enters the body. In which many studies show that a person with Autism digestive system is very different than others, and has a huge problem with breaking down food and allowing the right nutrients to go where they are needed.
This can become a huge problem for the brain and body to function properly. I told myself I wouldn’t do music again until he is better. It started out rough because I had to work on his behavioral issues extensively. Anyone that deals with a person in this condition knows it’s tiring and sometimes easier to just give in and let them get their way. Just so the crying and shouting stops for that split second. You have to remain strong for them, and the benefits it will bring to their future. We then put him in ABA lessons in which he is still currently in.
He’s now 5 and he went from a special needs class to an inclusion class. He still has many struggles but has improved drastically. Now I am back to doing my music but I’m still putting all my effort and time into him and my daughter. I thought music was my dream. I know realize being a father of a child with special needs is my lifelong dream. Just the dedication alone is the greatest feeling I have ever felt. I will make sure to be there for him every step of the way. I now have a real reason and purpose in life and purpose to do music. My new song out right now is a Star Wars song by the name of “Young Jedi. “ I will be donating 205 of all proceeds earned towards Autism research. My real name is Samuel Gomez but my stage name is Shocase24kts.
My new song can be view here: