CNN PRODUCER NOTE This mom's biggest concerns is who will care for all the children with autism when their parents are no longer available. 'Worrying about the future is not a great way to live,' she says. 'But if we can raise awareness and other people realize the needs that we have...maybe we can all solve the problem together.' However, she does have things she likes about autism. 'We do not take anything for granted. Each milestone that is reached (and some are missed) is huge for us,' she says about her 4-year-old son, Reed. 'Our son called my husband "juice box" until he was three years old. The day he said "daddy" when he was three years old was like watching our child walk his first steps. We were not sure we would ever hear "daddy" and so that is one example of not taking typical milestones for granted.'
- ssesha, CNN iReport producer