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Stratford youth was silenced by rare autism condition

“MY son can verbalise, what he can’t do is speak.”

The heartbreaking words of a mother who’s highly intelligent son, George, aged 17, is just like any other teenager except George is living with a rare form of autism known as Bainbridge–Ropers Syndrome (BRPS).

It’s been a long journey for Emma Bond and her husband Richard from Stratford to finally track down what the exact cause of their son’s condition was but the family – including George’s sisters, Scarlett, 21 and Lilla, 24 – prayed for the day when George would speak and share his world with them which they knew he was more than capable of doing but he was trapped.

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