Only 1 person RSVP’d to party for boy with autism, so a high school football team showed up to celebrate
MERIDIAN, Idaho - Christian Larsen begged his mother, Lindsay, to throw him a 9th birthday party so he could invite all of his friends. Finally, she gave in, sending out invitations -- and waiting. Only one person RSVP'd. Christian, who has autism, attends Hillsdale Elementary in Meridian, Idaho. At the picnic marking the end of the school year, Larsen said, she saw firsthand how some of the children interacted with her son: either ignoring Christian or telling him no when he asked them to attend his party. It made her think that there might be something more to the lack of responses.