The Effects of Child Neglect
Reporter: They say Danielle was a feral child.
Danielle's mother: I don't know what that...
Reporter: Meaning that she never had any interaction with humans.
Danielle's mother: No, that is not true. They accused me of making her autistic—environmental. And that's a crock. You cannot make a child autistic. You cannot make a child retarded. They just made me sound like I was some kind of a monster, and I'm not a monster. I love my baby. The only thing I was guilty of was a dirty house, and it cost me my child. I'm sorry. I love that baby. She's my life.