I am blessed to have a wonderful mother that is not only supportive in words, but also in her actions. She has made autism more bearable by helping me in exactly the way I need it. When I need her, she comes running.....especially if it has to do with Lizzie. Mom, you really are the "wind beneath my wings".....even if you had to wait almost 38 years to hear it! Thanks Mom. I love you.
See Me Beautiful…..A Grandmother’s Journey with Autism
By Marilyn Statler
The piercing scream had heads turning in the McDonalds play area. The beautiful little girl with the huge brown eyes and brown curls was standing in the middle of the area screaming at the top of her lungs. She didn’t appear to be hurt or even unhappy—she was just screaming.
My heart stopped. I knew at that moment that something was terribly wrong with my precious granddaughter, Lizzie.