2009 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Stories, 3rd prize
Photographer

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.

About the photographer

Gen Yamaguchi

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