'A Life Pretty Full of Love' (22 images)

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Since 1984, Curt Brown has been a foster parent to several adult men with autism, living with them in his home in Gardiner, Maine. He has forged a deep bond with many of the residents, but the commitment has also entailed personal sacrifice, including long-term relationships. As he turns 65, Curt confronts what lies ahead for him, as well as for the seven men living with him.

This project was awarded 1st Place Audio Slideshow in NPPA's Best of Photojournalism 2010