This week has been very difficult on the AutismHWY because we have lost our original patron saint, Catherine Louise Kirkland. My mother, Wyatt’s grandmother, our rock of love and acceptance. Her calm and steady character has guided our HWY like the best GPS. Now she’s taking a new, higher road where we will all meet again ETA…TBD.
Louise’s strength, love and support allowed the AutismHWY’s annual Chalk Festival now permanently located in downtown Covina California to emerge powerfully. She came from Cleveland Ohio to Covina in the late 1950’s. Began working in Covina, met a 1951 Covina High School graduate got married and gave birth to 3 babies just blocks away from Heritage Plaza where we gather to free express each spring. She was grounded in this beautiful community as are we.