Single-mom adventures with autism: living through my son's surgery

  • Phoebe Cohen
Keywords: Autism, Graphic medicine, Medical humanities, Reasonable accommodation


This is a story about my autistic son's surgery. Autistic patients are very common in the medical field but they aren't very well represented in graphic novels or medical literature. This is a simple story about my 6-year-old son's minor dental surgery and the various steps that medical professionals must take to accommodate autistic patients. Through this graphic story I try to show the challenges that parents and doctors must deal with on a daily basis when it comes to the health of autistic children.


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How to Cite
Cohen, P. (2019). Single-mom adventures with autism: living through my son’s surgery. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 6, 27-38. Retrieved from
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