by Terri Peters
Since Bill Davis’ son, Chris, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, the Pennsylvania dad has learned to modify his expectations, often making changes where needed in order to help his son succeed. Davis and his son are among the subjects of author Andrew Solomon’s book Far From the Tree. A promotional video for the book, filmed in 2012, went viral recently after being shared on Facebook by Upworthy.
Today, Chris is 22, a high school graduate, and is enrolled in classes at a local college, where he studies music, computers and art with the help of two aids who follow him through his day. But Davis says the journey to get Chris to where he is today has been a long fight, filled with many challenges.
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