“Here’s my one manifesto,” Archibald says. “I never wanted him to think that he was normal. I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see that as an asset.”
Photographer Timothy Archibald collaborated on Echolilia: Sometimes I Wonder with his autistic son, in order to cope with frustration and strengthen their relationship in spite of their neurological differences
For an intimate portrait of mothers struggling to raise autistic children at a time when an unquestioned medical establishment blamed them for their children’s condition, see our 2002 film Refrigerator Mothers.