2009 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Gen Yamaguchi

for St. Petersburg Times

23 October, 2008

As Nikki has no language, she cannot communicate to Janet why she behaves in certain ways. Janet McDonald 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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