It’s a diagnosis no parent wants to hear. Trevor Jenkins parents heard it while he was still a pre-schooler.
He is on the autism spectrum.
Jackie Jenkins says while hearing her son had autism was hard, the early diagnosis was a good thing, because children do much better when there is early intervention.
The Camarillo family is lucky in another way. Unlike many areas around the country, Ventura County has a specialized school for children on the autism spectrum.