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Rodney on Accepting His Son's Autism: "We Almost Didn't Make It"

Season 1 Episode 105
Aired on 04/16/2016 | CC tv-pg
When Rodney first learned of RJ's autism, he struggled to accept the diagnosis, and convinced himself that he could "fix" his son. Holly encouraged her husband to learn more about autism, but Rodney spiraled into a deep denial and couldn't face the truth.

"We almost didn't make it," Rodney says of that trying time. "I mean, it was a come to Jesus moment where Holly was like, you got to be on board with this or we can't survive."

In the end, Rodney chose to accept RJ for who he is and help him through the unique challenges he faces. Now, Rodney's there to offer RJ love and support as his son struggles to adjust to Ryan's imminent departure for college.

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