Perseverance through obstacles
Music producer Marcus Boyd didn’t plan on using his voice to become an advocate for families with autistic children, but one late night grocery run six years ago changed his life.
He didn’t really want to tell anyone about the temper tantrums, furniture throwing, or the difficulties in school he faced as a non-speaking autistic child. Much less share a testimony he wasn’t even sure he had at a church he wasn’t a member of. (But more on that later.)
Boyd is among the roughly 75 million people in the world with autism. In America, 1 in 36 children are receiving autism diagnoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).