COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Tommi Lee Gillard was diagnosed with autism when she was four and her mother was told not to expect too much from her daughter. Her mother Toni Johnson didn’t listen.

A diagnosis a quarter-century ago produced a determination to reach a deserving destination to just be seen.

Tommi Lee and her mother told Brad Johansen more about how she is being seen through her art. Watch the report in the player above.