The Project's Waleed Aly Opens Up About Son's Autism Diagnosis

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"You're just facing an unknown."

Television host Waleed Aly has opened up about his son's autism spectrum disorder on The Project.

The 40-year-old spoke about his son Zayd, 11, following comedian Tom Gleisner's discussion about organisation, Learning For Life Autism Centre. 

"I didn't worry, it didn't hit me in the face — it actually explained a lot of things and it opened up doors," Waleed said of his son's diagnosis.  

"Then what happens is you've got to try and re-orientate everything, so that you're communicating with the kid in a way that actually works with the way their brain works."

"All the things that you would normally take for granted like when they have a career, when they get married or whatever, you're just facing an unknown," he added.

Waleed has discussed his son's condition only briefly in the past, telling TV Week magazine Zayd was able to get the support he needed thanks to an early diagnosis in 2011.

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Image: The Project / Channel 10

Written By Ally Parker

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