2009 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Gen Yamaguchi

for St. Petersburg Times

02 November, 2008

Nikki often makes repetitive actions, sometimes banging her head hard. Janet McDonald and a helper carry Nikki to her bedroom after she has hurt herself. Janet is raising nine-year-old triplets on her own, following the death of her husband four years ago. Two of the children are autistic. Autism is one of a group of disorders associated with difficulties in communication and social interaction. The causes are not fully understood.

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Gen Yamaguchi

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