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In a Different Key

How life turned out for the first child diagnosed with autism, and what acceptance means.

Premieres on Tuesday, December 13 at 9 PM

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Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family’s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it.

Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism — by liberating children from dank institutions, campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different.

Premieres on Tuesday, December 13 at 9 PM

PBS Fort Wayne Watch • Stream On pbsfortwayne.org