Laurie is a 53 year-old person with Asperger’s syndrome. Connor’s death had a profound impact on her life because she is, herself, the parent of children on the autism spectrum.
Laurie wasn’t diagnosed until January 2006, but she had this to say, “it [being diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome] has changed my life. I immediately started educating myself on autism and the Asperger’s side of it and getting involved with autism research. It’s how I met Sara”.
Laurie was interviewed by Sara, in September 2007, for the Healthtalkonline series of interviews, she recalls:
She let me give her a lift back to the train station, I’d been involved with care services since I was 9 and wasn’t used to being treated like a human being. Just because we’re on the receiving end of…
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