196. Wilson Center
The Wilson Center in Faribault Minnesota does no longer exist. It was sold in 2009. In the public it was mostly known for the poor treatment of Nikki Bacharach who lived there for 10 years suffering from Aspergers which was not known as an illness. As result she didn’t get the treatment she needed and she properly ended her life based on the teaching of the center many years later. The Center also experimented with treating teenagers suffering from gender identity problems, which was not helpful.
Being treated for something there is no treatment against cannot be fun for any teenager.
- Angie Dickinson: Mothering a Daughter with Asperger’s (Parent Dish)
- The Last Time I Wore a Dress (Book view by Jamie Faye Fenton)
- Factsheet about the program (Fornits Wiki)