Parents of person with Asperger’s lost hope

Suicide, actual and suspected, has been in the news all week. The story of Bill and Wendy Ainscow is similarly tragic. Their daughter has Asperger syndrome, a type of autism normally situated at the less severe end of the spectrum.

Asperger’s typically manifests itself in a difficulty communicating, problems forming and maintaining relationships and a lack of imagination. In many cases it is possible to live a relatively normal and fruitful life with this condition. The circumstances of this family however were different.

> From The Independent

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Published: 13 November 2004

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