I’ve watched quite a few videos over the past couple of days. I’m not a professional and do not know this family or this child. However I do work with people with disabilities and have seen all kinds of brain damage and levels of autism. From what I can see it appears Huxley has severe autism and mild brain damage as well. When most people hear autism they think of aTemple Grandin, or the movie “Rainman”. Severe autism is not “cool” or “fun and quirky “ it is heartbreaking. Severe autism means the individual is nonverbal, and usually doesn’t communicate at all, by any means. They cannot express themselves and as a result often have severe outbursts. I have seen refrigerators tipped over, have had co- workers have their noses and arms broken by clients. I have had conversations with parents who have said “ I will never know if my child loves me” and one haunting time an adoptive parent of an adult say “ if I could go back in time I wouldn’t have adopted him, it’s my biggest regret” I have watched adult siblings struggle with caring for their sibling after parents passed away, not actually knowing how to care for their sister and as a result were emotionally spent. Severe autism is complicated, hard and draining for care takers. It also is beautiful. One young man a care for has a smile that reaches your soul, another arranges all his things by color and it always makes me smile. Another doesn’t let the fact that he can’t communicate stop him from getting what he wants, and walks behind the snack counter at the movie theater to get his own popcorn. I absolutely love my job, but I have seen how hard it is for families. I don’t condone them giving him back, they should have researched more before they got him, they shouldn’t have had a baby after him. They did everything wrong, but they couldn’t give him the care he needs or deserved. Hopefully he is with a family that will love him even if he can’t show them the love back, hopefully he will get the right kind of therapy. I think he is better off.