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Old 09-19-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Autism’s First Child - Magazine - The Atlantic

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As new cases of autism have exploded in recent years—some form of the condition affects about one in 110 children today—efforts have multiplied to understand and accommodate the condition in childhood. But children with autism will become adults with autism, some 500,000 of them in this decade alone. What then? Meet Donald Gray Triplett, 77, of Forest, Mississippi. He was the first person ever diagnosed with autism. And his long, happy, surprising life may hold some answers.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:06 AM
 
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I am 33 years old and have autism. I admired Donald very much. And yes, a family/community of acceptance does make tremendous difference!
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Thank you for posting that article! I'm the mom of two HFA young adults and had never read that story. I often find myself wallowing in self-pity because no one has ever seemed to hear me asking for help as I knew my children were nearing adulthood and knowing that their services would practically become non-existent as they aged out of the education system. This is a real issue and unless we start taking it seriously, our adult children with autism are at such risk! I, with many, many others am the mother who can never die.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:06 AM
 
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