From the time he was an infant, we noticed that Shantanu was not talking nor playing like other children of his age. He would often keep to himself and wandered aimlessly in the house. It was like he was living in a different world. Even when his schooling began he would be aloof and not interact with other kids. His teachers would complain of his lack of interest and response to class activities. We began to realize that our son was not behaving like kids his age and started approaching doctors for the same. After several visits to a string of doctors, at the age of 6 Shantanu was diagnosed with ‘Autism.’ It hurt me deeply but I did not let that desperation grow onto me. I was determined to help him get better, to the best of my ability.