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Call Me Harrison
ABC  |  November 12, 2018

Call Me Harrison

When former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer and his wife Judy learned that their young son was autistic, they were told he would probably never have a job or live independently.

But Harrison Fischer, now aged 25, has defied everybody’s expectations.

Harrison has a job helping primary schoolers in Wodonga, is paying tax and has his own home.

As his father Tim Fischer, one of Australia’s most-loved politicians, battles a life-threatening illness, Harrison’s growing independence is a source of joy for the Fischer family.

Call Me Harrison

When former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer and his wife Judy learned that their young son was autistic, they were told he would probably never have a job or live independently.

But Harrison Fischer, now aged 25, has defied everybody’s expectations.

Harrison has a job helping primary schoolers in Wodonga, is paying tax and has his own home.

As his father Tim Fischer, one of Australia’s most-loved politicians, battles a life-threatening illness, Harrison’s growing independence is a source of joy for the Fischer family.

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