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My Town Kentwood: Mother-turned-author shares autistic daughter's experiences
My Town Kentwood: Mother-turned-author shares autistic daughter's experiences

KENTWOOD, Mich.—Book lovers are invited to meet a Ludington mother who’s transformed her daughter’s experiences with autism into a book.

Mary Ann Payne’s book, “Hadley” is a collection of stories illustrating how education, inspiration and humor can turn the trials of autism into triumphs.

Payne says, “Over the years, as I penned my woes, my tears began to turn to laughter and I thought maybe these stories could be something to share with others.

Hadley tells of fortunate and not-so-fortunate events that actually took place. It is my hope for the reader to learn from our pain as well as our pleasure of living and dealing with autism. None of us plan on having adverse circumstances in our lives. Our circumstances can be out of our control, but it is how we react and respond accordingly that helps shape our lives.”

Payne will be signing copies of her book from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12 at Family Christian, located at 3120 28th Street SE.