**** wrote that when he first heard a backlash from those who deal with the developmental disorder he immediately realized he went too far.
"I was instantly embarrassed that I would be ignorant enough say something so hurtful," **** wrote. "What makes the crime worse is that I should have known better."
**** goes on to write that he's inspired by those who reached out to him: "I have now read stories online from parents about their struggles and triumphs with raising an autistic child and I admire how incredibly strong you have to be to do so," he wrote. "It's touching. It also makes what I said even more embarrassing for me. I feel real shame."