Founder R. Wayne Gilpin
R. Wayne Gilpin
1938 - 2016
R. Wayne Gilpin, the publisher of Future Horizons -- the first publishing house focused solely on autism -- died April 17, 2016 after a two-and-a-half-year fight with bone cancer.
His death occurred in the 20th anniversary year of Future Horizons, which Wayne founded after he had spent years trying to learn why his son Alex was “different.” Alex had been erroneously diagnosed with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and retardation by three doctors before Wayne read a magazine article that made him realize Alex had autism.
Future Horizons was founded in 1996 in the belief that dissemination of information about autism and Asperger’s syndrome through books, conferences, and other media would beneficially impact those who live and work with the condition, personally and professionally. Devoted entirely to supporting and fostering such works and programs, Future Horizons has grown to be a world leader in publications and conferences on autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
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