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David E. Simpson and J.J. Hanley reveal a generation of women who were blamed for their childrens' autism.


Explore the traumatic legacy of blame, guilt and self-doubt suffered by a generation of mothers who were told they were responsible for their child's autism and learn more about this increasingly common disorder.

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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Refrigerator Mothers (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 16, 2002

Encore Broadcast Date: July 27, 2004

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Filmmakers: David E. Simpson, J.J. Hanley, Gordon Quinn Bio | Interview | Statement


David E. Simpson
David E. Simpson
J.J. Hanley
J.J. Hanley
Gordon Quinn
Gordon Quinn

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