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Sylvester Stallone Refused to Send Autistic Son to Facility and Cared for Him at Home | “We Do What We Have to Do”
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Sylvester Stallone Refused to Send Autistic Son to Facility and Cared for Him at Home | “We Do What We Have to Do”

His parents called Seargeoh their "silent genius" since he showed early abilities to draw, write letters, and repeat certain words.

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Sylvester Stallone is an incredibly devoted father. The iconic Rocky and Rambo actor has five children: boys Sage and Seargeoh from his first marriage to photographer and actress Sasha Czack, and daughters Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20, from his marriage to former model Jennifer Flavin. Despite having a demanding work schedule, Stallone consistently manages to celebrate his children's accomplishments, something he found difficult to do when Sage and Seargeoh grew older. "I make a much better father and husband now than I could have earlier … I sometimes think all men should wait till they're 50 to settle down," Stallone told Women's Day in 2007.

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Seargeoh, 43, Stallone and Czack's second child, was born in 1979. Since receiving an autism diagnosis at age 3, Seargeoh has lived a life mostly hidden from public view. When Stallone and Sasha believed Seargeoh was having problems speaking, they sought assistance. They referred to him as their "silent genius" since he showed early abilities to draw, write letters, and repeat certain words. But the issue was worse than they had anticipated. The doctor declared that Seargeoh had autism, a condition that affects at least five out of every 10,000 kids.