Monday, August 29, 2011

Autistic adults too smart to leave home - Winnipeg Free Press

Autistic adults too smart to leave home - Winnipeg Free Press

Robin Watson is 21 years old, a fantasy novel lover, model employee and video game fanatic. But his parents are terrified of what would happen to him if they weren't around.

"It's the mad truck theory, right? The two of us get schmucked by a mad truck, what's going to happen to Robin?" his father Darius Watson says.

Robin is what autism advocates call a "gapper" -- he's unable to live completely independently, but his IQ is just a bit too high to qualify for the province's supported living program.



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