Beckett’s differences were first observed when he was around four months old. While his twin sister, Pyper, was sitting up, playing with toys, and reaching her developmental milestones on a normal timeline, Beckett could not support his own head well or sit up without the help of a pillow. In addition to motor delays, he showed the beginning of cognitive delays as well, such as an inability to focus on toys. At first his inattention was diagnosed as ADHD, but ADHD stimulants didn’t improve Beckett’s behavior. Beckett went through diagnoses of autism and mild mental retardation before finally, after multiple genetic tests, his genome showed a mutation for SYNGAP1. Doctors told Beckett’s parents that the mutation was often associated with autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and intellectual disability. At age 5 ½, Beckett was diagnosed with absence seizures and began taking seizure medicine, which significantly progressed his speech and cognitive development to the point where he can now understand two-word commands.