ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — When Lisa Schramel planned her autistic son Mathias’ sixth birthday party almost a month ago, she was heartbroken when no one responded to the invitation.
Schramel took to Facebook to vent her frustrations and soon was astounded by the response she received.
“Back in the beginning of October I sent out invitations to his class. I gave the parents a couple months’ notice, it was an RSVP. It was going to be at the movie theater the day after Thor opened. Mathias was really looking forward to it. The goal was to get enough kids, it was a minimum of 10, and we were willing to pay for that, it was no big deal,” said Schramel. “We waited to hear from people and weren’t hearing anything. We started looking at other options like a home party and I went on Facebook to vent a little. That’s all I wanted to do, but it went …