My name is María Isabel Macías, I am 52 years old and I was born in Michoacán, Mexico. I am married and I have a 15-year-old son, Alexis Macías. He has Autism and for me it is a gift from God. When my husband and I received Alexis’ diagnosis, it was very difficult. At the beginning we did not know what to do or where or with whom to turn to help us.
Our lifestyle changed with a total turnaround. Thank God I met a neighbor and she let me know about Fiesta Educativa.
With classes, workshops and more information from this organization we have been able to move forward to advocate for our child’s rights. I like to involve Alexis in things of the community for him to learn to be independent when he becomes an adult and we cannot be with him.