Interview with Bill Bowen, February 14, 2017

Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Dublin Core

Description

Bill Bowen lives in Watkinsville, Georgia in Oconee County. He lives with his wife Eva Bowen and is the father of his only son, Billy Bowen, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s during the fifth grade. Bill works as a video editor for CNN. Bowen discusses the timeline of his son’s diagnosis of Asperger’s. He gives insight into the diagnosis process, starting at the initial signs of his son’s condition. Bowen provides information on Billy’s behavioral patterns and tendencies and relates them to the symptoms of Asperger’s. He gives advice to other parents with children diagnosed with autism, as he urges the importance of patience and understanding.

Date

2017-02-14

Identifier

RBRL391GDC-005

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Athens, Georgia

Duration

84 minutes



Citation

Bill Bowen et al., “Interview with Bill Bowen, February 14, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed October 1, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL391GDC/RBRL391GDC-005.