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Old 04-06-2008, 07:33 PM
LIZARD LIZARD is offline
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Unhappy Future Horizon Founder's son Alex Gilpin dies :(

I am stunned and saddened over this! I just went to the site to see about registering for the conference in July and found a note about a memorial service for Alex. He apparently died March 30, though there was no information on why. I think he was about 23 yo.

LIZ in Li'l Rhody; hydrocephalus dx'ed at 3 weeks old. No shunt surgery in 30 years! Epilepsy well-controlled and autoimmune issues being worked on. Mom to Caren, 19, successful ablation 4/18/07 for WPW; and Drewy, 16, (autism dx'ed at 2 1/2, 13 mm ACM dx'ed at 5 1/2, no surgery, doing awesome!!) Wife of 20 years to Don...and friend to Gina. RIP. 9/5/66-10/22/07
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:00 PM
rbear4 rbear4 is offline
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WOW, OMG! That is terrible. No parent should ever have to outlive their child. My prayers are with the family
Renee - Mom to dd (14 - AS and epilepsy), ds (12- autism), dd (10-NT), and ds (8 -SID)
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:48 PM
mom2nfautism mom2nfautism is offline
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Unhappy Yes very very sad news.

Yes I was very very sadden by this news. I had the privialge of hearing Alex and a group of 4 other young adults with autism/aspgergers speak back in 06.. I went to a Autism conference in Kansas City MO and heard Temple Grandin and others speak. and I was very very impressed with the question and answer time with the young adult panel. Alex was so very impressive and awsome young man. I was given hope on what all he had overcame with his autism.

My condolences goes out to the family and the auitsm community..
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:21 AM
Kristen (ColeysMom) Kristen (ColeysMom) is offline
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Does anyone know what happened?
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