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With the story surrounding Abe and Lexie’s son Theo being diagnosed with autism, actors Renee Jones, James Reynolds and Days of Our Lives head writer Dena Higley will be appearing on NBC’s “Today” show to discuss the issue.

A story close to Higley’s heart, the scribe knows first hand what it’s like to be the parent of an autistic child. As we reported in a previous article on the autism storyline, Dena stated, “We’re telling the profound and life-altering story of a child with autism from his parents’ point of view, their pain, their struggle and ultimately, their ability to find life-affirming hope in the midst of learning how to live day to day with this disability. This is a personal story for me…as my husband and I have walked in the shoes Abe and Lexie are now about to walk in.”