Woodbury, Minn., women team up to help families living with autism
For Kristin Pruitt and Lisa Valera, celebrating the Fourth of July with family is not an easy thing. In fact, they usually just avoid it.
Pruitt's 12-year-old son was diagnosed eight years ago with autism that is triggered by noise, crowded spaces and hectic events. Johnathon is a monotone boy who's uncomfortable with hugging, expressing emotion and making eye contact.