Autistic Teen Going to College After Being Told He’d Never Leave Home

By Mark Liu, NTD Houston
June 14, 2018 1:13 pm Last Updated: June 14, 2018 1:13 pm

Rayvon Parker was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old and his single mother was told by the doctor that she would have to take care of her son for the rest of his life.

“It was scary at that point. I was a single mother so it was just him and I, and I had never heard of autism. I didn’t know what to do in frustration,” Parker’s mother Kristi Parker said.

But that’s not always the case, Parker has walked across that stage and graduated from high school. Concordia University Texas offered Parker a partial scholarship last week and now he is heading to college.

Walking through such a hard time, Parker also wants to help other people.

“I do also want to say that I have my email open [email protected], and anyone that has any questions about maybe how to help when your child is acting out or you may not know how to control them. I have things that I’ve gone through with Ray Vaughan,” Kristi Parker said.