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The Deese family: A journey with autism

All your life, when you have a child with exceptional needs, you always hear their limitations …  And finally you meet these people and it’s like, ‘I think he can do this.’ And I’m like, ‘Somebody’s in our corner.’ It’s amazing! It’s a miracle!

Tammy Deese, joined by her son Travis, talks with anchor Hannah Wilson about the joys and challenges of raising a child with autism and shares the details of how her family discovered her son’s affinity for working in the kitchen. 

Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities ( The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.

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