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Mother’s Day Reflections on Mary Triplett

Today is Mother’s Day in Canada, and as I sat here reflecting on what it has meant to me to be a mother to my 3 lovely boys, one mother in particular sprang to mind. I thought it was fitting to write a little about her today. HerĀ  name was Mary Triplett, mother of Donald Triplett, the first child diagnosed with autism. Her son was institutionalised in 1937 at the age of 3 as his behaviour deviated too much from … Continue reading

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Aspergers, Autism and Co: Walking Your Talk

Last week we attended the first meeting in a series of five, run by the NAS in Bristol, aimed at supporting parents of teenage children who have been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. Although our son has been assessed with what would be classed as mild Asperger’s, we were at first unsure of whether or not this course would be suitable for us. However, despite arriving late and not being able to find anywhere to park our car, … Continue reading

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