Holly Robinson Peete has become a major player in the fight for equal treatment for autistic children everywhere. She talks about her son, RJ, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. Holly explains that the day she and her husband were informed of his diagnosis, they were told he would never do so many of the things he has accomplished today.
Holy also discusses her family’s docu-series “For Peete Sake” on OWN, and why she specifically wanted to document her family’s life for other families. Plus, she talks about dealing with a major moment of transition in her family, with her daughter headed to college and her son taking his first job. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview on “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell.”
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Celebrities with Autistic Children
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1. Holly Robinson Peete's son Rodney Jr. was diagnosed with autism at three.
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2. Toni Braxton's son Diesel was diagnosed with autism as a toddler.
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3. Boyz II Men band member Shawn Stockman’s son, Micah, was diagnosed with autism.
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4. John Travolta's late son Jett had autism.
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5. Actress Tisha Campbell's son Xen was diagnosed with autism at a young age.
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6. Radio Host and entertainer D.L. Hughley's son Kyle has Aspergers, a form of autism.
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7. Sylvester Stallone's son Seargeoh was diagnosed with autism at three.
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8. Dan Marino's son was diagnosed with autism at age four.
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