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Autistic savant, Mary Katherine Day-Petrano, age 6 circa 1964, hand-flapping at U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. - Video
Mary (pen-name EquiisSavant), was informed by her late Mother she was diagnosed with Childhood Kanner autism as the reason why she was adjudicated at age 14 for her developmental disability entitlement under NY law to adult child support.
Mary's Mother committed suicide in 1994 over the lack of adult Autism supports and services in the U.S., and the pathetic lack of Autism training in the health care field, state and federal agencies, and courts who conduct "jiffy" evaluations and lack appropriate levels of specific Autism training, in a Court system pervasively based on a Nationwide model of failing to provide iPad communication access and Autism language interpreters to serve the Autism people. In virtually every state in the United States, our Courts and agencies are systematically unprepared to handle autism and the rapidly increasing numbers of Americans with autism.
Like many parents of people with Autism, Mary's father not only attacked her, physically causing her a traumatic brain injury in Mar. 1992, but remains in denial of his own part in her genetic Autism spectrum ancestry and inheritance - most likely to avoid having to inform Mary's step-mother (a children's book author) and his younger children of the family Autism genes.
Mary's story plays out on video, her blog, artist . pony breeding farm website, and Facebook, and she frequently tweets on ONE AUTISTIC SAVANT's LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES to educate all Americans about the historical, existing, and dire Crisis of human and civil rights violations that are faced daily by almost every Autistic American that vastly waste millions of autistic people's special autistic talents and abilities in the hopes this will NEVER be allowed to happen to any one else again in the future.
Autistic savant, Mary Katherine Day-Petrano, age 6 circa 1964 - puppies were her friends, instead of people.
Autistic savant, Mary Katherine Day-Petrano, age 6 circa 1964 - her animals were her only friends.
Autistic savant, Mary Katherine Day-Petrano, age 6 circa 1964 - her animals were her only friends (III).
Autistic savant, Mary Katherine Day-Petrano, age 6 circa 1964 - Childhood Autism non-verbal parallel "play" with my one "arranged friend" (we did not have social interactions, play WITH each other, or have any real meaningful conversations).
Autistic savant, Mary Katherine Day-Petrano, age 6 circa 1964 - more parallel "play" & sensory seeking with my "arranged friend" at lunch in Virginia.
Father of an Autistic Savant: Kenneth G. Day, Engineering / Mathematics / Physics, see Simon Baron-Cohen, THE ASSORTATIVE MATING THEORY, Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.
My Autistic Savant Childhood Videos / 1964 Are Dedicated To My Late Mom, Claire A. Day - to celebrate and remember her Life, not her death.
The historical human and civil rights violations that still exist now grow in a run-amok U.S. Catastrophe unfolding before the eyes of America -- where our government at every level is not prepared to handle the needs of the population tsunami of Autistic people. This broken system broke my Mom the same way it has and continues to break so many other parents and families of Autistic children in this Country due to lack of Autism education, supports, and services.
On July 12, 1994, my Mom committed suicide on my father's front lawn, when my father and step-mother, Nancy Raines Day (children's book author) attempted to beat me to death by bashing my head into the walls of their house over 40 times, with the objective brain injury documented in the ER at Sonoma Valley Hospital, in Sonoma, California. When the system -- as almost always occurs when the victim has Autism, rewarded my father and step-mother as is typical when parents try to harm their Autistic child, and devalued my life because I have Autism, my Mom gave up on her life.
She is a casualty of Society's lack of acceptance and the right to exist of people with Autism, and the respect and supports due to our families.
Every American and the parents of children with Autism everywhere need to prepare for the possibility this will be your child's FUTURE if Autism in the U.S. does not reform its laws and approached to handling people with Autism and our families.
My Mom was my biggest supporter - she told me I could dream of achieving anything if I wanted it enough to Believe.
She told me not to let anyone use my Autism to hold me back.
She believed Autism is a gift and that people with Autism can achieve anything we want deep in our heart - she Believed because she believed in a brighter future where Autistic talents and abilities will be valued and appreciated - just like everyone else.
Millions of Autistic people and their families suffer remarkably similar tragedies of Autism in the U.S. like that which befell my entire family. We don't deserve it.
Ms. Day-Petrano (pen-name EquiisSavant), was informed by her late Mother she was diagnosed with Childhood Kanner autism as the reason why she was adjudicated at age 14 for her developmental disability entitlement under NY law to adult child support.
Subsequently, Ms. Day-Petrano was diagnosed with Autism and Savant Syndromes by Michael W. Hoffmann, M.D., at the University of South Florida.
Mother of an Autistic Savant: Engineering, Mathematics, Special Educ. & Gifted Teacher, in Ph.D Program at Michigan State University (never completed because of having to parent a child with Autism), member of MENSA, Series 7 Stockbroker, Real Estate Broker, 4.0 gpa, see Simon Baron-Cohen, THE ASSORTATIVE MATING THEORY, Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.