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

Gen Yamaguchi

for St. Petersburg Times

18 September, 2008

Nikki often makes repetitive actions, and sometimes bangs her head so hard that she harms 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.

About the photographer

Gen Yamaguchi

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