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One family's amazing autism journey

Robert and family rotated.JPGWe've brought you a lot of stories lately about the huge challenges facing parents of children with autism. John Jarecsni and Susan Torrie have experienced many of them with their 21-year-old son Robert. But they've also found an amazing way to turn one of his unusual interests into something positive. Turns out Robert loves streetlights. And when they're burned out, he's passionate about making sure the city knows about it. Alan spoke with Robert and his parents about their adventures in the world of Ottawa's streetlights.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Robert's journey to lead a fulfilling, productive life as an autistic adult hasn't been easy. Alan also spoke with Robert's mother, Susan Torrie, about the system of government services for people with autism, and its shortcomings.

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