For the Bracken family, the agencies and institutions in place to protect and help them instead terrorized them.

The bitter irony of his dressing in black was not lost on me. He smiled a hopeful smile, before walking into the “job interview practice” hosted by a local Autism Organization.

As I watched him go, I felt a wave of deep frustration, suppressed my

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The chilled air in the place seemed filled with unease. Clean, sterile, with “handlers” at every carefully-monitored corner of the place. Doors locking in neat rhythm as any cries of the patients behind them went unheard by the visitors.

The

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