About 1 in 150 American children are diagnosed with some form of autism. This disorder can profoundly affect their ability to communicate and engage in the normal daily activities of other children. Sheila Gosney's third son, Taylor, began showing signs of autism at the age of two. Now a teenager, Taylor's behavior can be unpredictable, even destructive. Yet Sheila and her family keep him involved in the daily activities of their family, public school, and church. Acquainted with Autism shares their story. It recommends specific things that relatives, friends, and neighbors can do to help the family of a child with autism.