Shanti Kurada poses for a photograph in front of art work created by her son, Rahul Kurada, 10, at home in Fremont on April 30, 2013. Kurada’s son
Shanti Kurada poses for a photograph in front of art work created by her son, Rahul Kurada, 10, at home in Fremont on April 30, 2013. Kurada's son was diagnosed with autism at age 2. Since then the mother of two has dedicated her life to autism awareness. Kurada is editor and publisher of Autism Bay Area magazine, which helps families learn the latest research on the development disorder while creating a community. (Anda Chu/Staff)