I chose this title, "A Puzzle Named Alec", to represent the complex world of autism spectrum disorders, and to more completely tell the story of our journey with Alec. Alec is my son, and will soon be 9 years old. He will be getting an autism assistance/service dog from 4 Paws for Ability in Ohio at the end of March 2014. Just 3 short months away! This blog will allow me to share more of that story without posting every little thing on Facebook :) Thank you for having an interest in Alec's journey.