2009 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Gen Yamaguchi

for St. Petersburg Times

02 November, 2008

Janet snatches a little rest in bed alongside Nikki, as Ale eats candy. Ale does not display any signs of autism, and often has to take care of herself. 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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