SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — A number of mothers from the Bay Area sat down with Alecia Reid to discuss raising autistic children on the moderate to severe end of the spectrum.

They say it is a job for a community of people working to help their children gain independence.

In our Autism Awareness Month special, these mothers hope the disability will not hinder their children’s futures.

Learning is a challenge for these children.

Watch the above video to see Alecia’s full report.