Brokenhearted and devastated, Marion Witcher couldn’t imagine any purposeful thing coming from her daughter being denied the opportunity to live a normal life. Hurting beyond words, in silent suffering, she wandered what good could come from her broken heart.
Today, Marion Witcher has more than 20 years of experience in autism life management. This includes firsthand experience coping with autism as it relates to puberty, community involvement, sensory issues, post-operable surgery, working with school and medical professionals. She has also assisting in the planning and development of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the Individual Service Plam (ISP). Her programs, The Making of an Advocate and Autism: A Language Worth Knowing help and motivate parents as it relates to advocacy and caregiving.
She is host and producer of the His Ability Podcast, it offers encouragement from a faith-based perspective. For numerous years, she has assisted her husband in coaching the Special Olympics. The , where team consists of athletes challenged with autism, cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Marion is a published author. Her book Sowing My Tears, Reaping His Joy shares her journey of coming to terms with her daughter’s challenge with autism through faith in God. Her upcoming works include a book of prayers and book describing things one should never say to a parent of a child with special needs. She is the writer of he internatioally published
Marion is a graduate of the American School of Radio and Television Broadcasting and Columbus Paraprofessional Institute, where years later, as an alumnus she spoke for graduation.
Marion and her husband, Veroman, have two adult children.
Since receiving her daughter’s diagnosis, Marion has addressed a range of audiences, including educators (elementary through graduate students), health professionals, and parents and siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.