Toni Braxton has always been a proud parent, always sharing how great her sons are. Denim and Diezel are Braxton’s pride and joy and we remember them being just little cute boys on the hit reality show, Braxton Family Values.
Now the boys are literally young men who are making their own name for themselves including the next round of higher education.
The singing legend shared a photo of Diezel, 18, on graduation day as she gave him a peck on the cheek with big brother Denim, 19, present. The caption read, “Congratulations @diezel.braxton! Mom is so proud of you. 💜 Howard University here he comes!”
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Years ago, she celebrated Deizel’s other special milestone. “Congrats Diezy @diezel.braxton on signing to Wilhelmina Modeling Agency,” the celebrity mom exclaimed.
Diezel has been heavily active in the fashion sphere for the past few years. The teen has served as an inspiration to many since successfully moving past autism.
If you remember, it was a few years ago when Deizel was just 13-years-old that Braxton found out he was no longer on the autism spectrum.
“My youngest son— everyone knows— my son Diezel suffers from—or I should say suffered from Autism,” explained Toni. “I am one of the lucky parents. Early diagnosis changes everything. I will tell you this. I will shout it from the rooftops. My son Diezel is off the spectrum. Off the spectrum being autistic. Susan Wright, who unfortunately passed from Autism Speaks, when she found out about my son and I she called me immediately and said ‘Get him in this program. Do this, do that.’ She’s been an advocate in helping me so much. I miss her already. I mean, I can’t believe she’s gone.”
“No signs of autism. He’s our social butterfly. He’s the one who plays with friends and hangs out all the time. Very, very fortunate. And I don’t like to think there’s anything wrong with our babies. I just think they learn differently.”
Can Autism Be Cured?
In Diezel’s case, the question arises again: can autism be cured? Autism is usually thought to be a lifelong condition, but a small number of children lose the core symptoms and shed the diagnosis. Some researchers are beginning to explore how common this may be, and why some children outgrow autism.
A new study found that some children correctly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at an early age may lose symptoms as they grow older like Diezel. Further research may help scientists understand this change and point the way to more effective interventions.
ASD includes several related brain disorders, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. People with ASD generally have trouble with