Mindy, Delia, Charlie and Sean Minto of Steiner Ranch in one of their favorite family photos from a few years ago. Now the children are 15 and 12. Mindy
wants to help people understand more about autism. Charlie was diagnosed with autism at age 4. “I can’t stand when people stare at him,” she said.
“When he starts flapping (his hands) or is loud… I wish those stares would stop. He sees it. He understands everything that is going on around him. I feel
like eventually — maybe not now but eventually — it will hurt his feelings.” Lauren Lesley Photography