The first apple produced by a boy on the autism spectrum is a symbol of achievement

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated January 14 2019 - 4:00am, first published January 10 2019 - 7:00am
Proud: Tallin Higgins displays the apple grown from seed he saved as a preschooler. Photos: submitted

Young Tallin Higgins has displayed years of patience and dogged persistence highly unusual to a boy of his age. Seven years’ patience, to be exact. 


Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll


Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.