The Alabama Autism Society made it possible for families dealing with autism to spend Sunday afternoon at the McWane Center in Birmingham. And it was FREE. Katy said all three Grimmlins had a blast there and Ben and Katy were able to let Baylor just enjoy the center. In the past Katy went there with a friend and she found it hard to keep up with Baylor, not to mention the disapproving stares of those who thought Baylor was just misbehaving. "He doesn't look like he has autism." is a phrase parents of autistic children get so tired of hearing. And when you first see Baylor, you see a cute four year old boy. However if you are around him long, you will note that he is autistic and he responds very differently to everyday situations. It was so great to see Baylor at the center, playing in the various areas with curiosity.
I am so grateful to the people at the Autism Society for making this a fun afternoon that the whole Grimm family will remember for years to come.