Parents outraged after car’s autism sticker vandalized

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 14:52:09-04

Parents of children with disabilities typically work hard to help their kids do things that a lot of us take for granted.

It can be a demanding job, but for a caring parent, it’s a labor of love.

But for a mother in Utah this week, that tough job was made harder by a message of hate.

5 year old Kyler recently discovered his love for super heroes.

“All of a sudden he started playing with action figures,” says his mother Eliese Livingston.

But taking care of this bright-eyed little boy requires his parents to tap into some super powers of their own.

“Autism is definitely challenge.”

Coupled with three additional disorders, Kyler is left with limited communication skills.

“I have no idea what he was saying and he doesn’t know what I’m saying.”

So she placed stickers on her car notifying other of her non-verbal son in case of an emergency.

One night she discovered someone else had a message of their own.

“It’s just appalling, all of it….Undisciplined, spoiled, and entitled, or whatever they were trying to say.”

Seeing these stickers fueled a different kind of super power in this protective mother.

“He will struggle for his entire life and these people want to make fun of it.”

She marched around her neighborhood, trying to find the person behind the messages, without any luck.

Now she just wants to raise awareness about autism and hopes to educate others about how “super” people like Kyler are.

Livingston filed a police report for vandalism, saying she hopes nothing like that ever happens again.