April 09, 2020
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In wake of autistic son’s death, family strives to build community for those who struggle to belong

Christina Camacho and David Drinstein talk about life after the loss of their son, Jonathan Grinstein-Camacho, who drowned in early December 2015 after running away from home. The family, who had moved from Massachusetts just a few months before he died, believes that what happened to him could have been avoided if Maine’s mental health care system was better. Over the course of the year they have spent much of their time grieving and healing, and also working on their dream of opening a Camphill-inspired life sharing community in Belfast, where adults of all abilities can live and learn together.

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