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Superman's Cape

December 7, my birthday, is the nineteenth anniversary of Ben’s diagnosis. His pediatric neurologist said, “Autism is a lifelong, irreversible condition. It is genetic. There is no medical treatment. Save your money for his institutionalization when he turns twenty-one.” As I walked out of the doctor’s office, Ben’s little hand wrapped around my finger, I had three options: ignore Ben’s autism, accept it, or fight it. I chose to fight it.