If you like longreads, here’s the story of Donald Gray Triplett, now 79 years old, and the first person ever diagnosed with autism. John Donvan and Caren Zucker write for The Atlantic:
The question that haunts every parent of a child with autism is What will happen when I die? This reflects a chronological inevitability: children with autism will grow up to become adults with autism, in most cases ultimately outliving the parents who provided their primary support. Then what?