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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Chapter 28

State of the Industry

IN MARCH OF 2013, just a couple of weeks after winning the literal lottery, a mild stomach virus made its way around our house, infecting all of us in turn. Paul was one of the last and most strongly affected, but just when we thought it was finally clearing up, he took a sudden turn for the worse.

“I think . . . maybe my stomach hurts,” he told me one evening.

“Does it?” I asked with wary surprise. Speech fluency notwithstanding, Paul was still generally unable or unwilling to express abdominal pain, even when he was obviously suffering from it. He was still pretty stoic about all forms of pain, and I couldn’t ...

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