Beloved TV star Ed Asner has revealed his teenage son is autistic.

The 75-year-old LOU GRANT star admits it took him years to realise his 17-year-old son, CHARLEY, suffered from autism.

He says, "It was diagnosed by experts at UCLA."

Asner has agreed to front new public service announcements for the Help Group, a charity organisation offering treatment and therapy for autistic children in Los Angeles.

22/04/2005 19:25