A non-verbal teen with autism speaks for the first time after visiting a neighbor’s incredible Christmas light display at a home in Florida.
A Christmas light display in Polk County is doing much than just bringing holiday joy to the community. It’s also encouraging a young girl with autism to express herself in a remarkable way. For the last 10 years, Marisabel Figueroa has brought her daughter, Kaitlyn to the light display every single night of the holiday season. Kaitlyn, who has autism and is non-verbal, looks forward to it every year, but this year was different. This year’s display triggered the 13-year-old to speak for the first time, leaving her mother speechless.