Sep 21, 2016 12:41 PM
Brooklyn Park parents Jontue and Phala Austin have their hands full raising two young children. Maelea, 7, and Naomi, 4, are on the autism spectrum. "Naomi definitely makes her needs more apparent, she can articulate her thoughts, she can just say what she wants. Mealea, not so much so," says Jontue Austin. "She is receptive to language, but in terms of expressing language, she has always had issues with that." The difficulty in communication makes it difficult for the Austins to find childcare.