Autism’s First Child

Autism’s First Child


Tracing the history of autism through the first person ever diagnosed, and the rural community that helped raise him. Named “Case 1” in 1943, Donald Triplett was in and out of an institution, and spent time with history’s most important child psychiatrist, by the time he was five. Now 88, Donald has lived a full and happy life in Forest, Mississippi. What can his story teach us about creating a better world for those who are “different”?

Categories: Education

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In our final episode, we head down to Mississippi to meet Donald at the Bank of Forest Christmas party. He’s surrounded by love and acceptance and support. But there’s one last piece of the story that we didn’t get to yet — and it’s as important as the rest of it. See for privacy information.

Previous episodes

  • 7 - Christmas in Forest 
    Mon, 23 May 2022
  • 6 - Donald on the Move 
    Mon, 16 May 2022
  • 5 - See the Forest 
    Thu, 05 May 2022
  • 4 - I Wish Myself Luck 
    Fri, 29 Apr 2022
  • 3 - Kanner Syndrome 
    Thu, 21 Apr 2022
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