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Témoignage : Adult, Autistic and Ignored

le 10 septembre 2015

[The New York Times] Two months before she died of pancreatic cancer in November 2010, my normally strong, stoical mother broke down weeping in my arms over the fate of my autistic older brother.

Institutionalized for over 40 years, Joshua, then 55, was in a stable situation and seemed relatively happy. But my mother was undone by that fear that haunts all parents of disabled children: What will happen to them when I’m gone?  Though I hastened to assure her that I would become his guardian and watch over him after her death, she was inconsolable.

Source The New York Times