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22 May 2007 @ 06:57 pm
Bakersfield, CA, USA:

Bakersfield.com Article

A 12 year old autistic's service dog has been banned from a public school in Bakersfield. The family has filed a civil rights complaint against the school.
 
 
22 May 2007 @ 06:54 pm
Basildon, England:

Echo News Article

This article talks about three people, at least two of whom are autistic, who are living on the streets after being turned down for help by the local council.
 
 
22 May 2007 @ 06:49 pm
Kyreside, England:

BBC Article

A 21 year old autistic man was killed by a friend after the autistic man told police that his friend had raped him.
 
 
22 May 2007 @ 06:45 pm
Woodingdean, England:

The Argus Article

A family is claiming a school was negligent for understaffing a classroom and not providing one-on-one support as required for their daughter. Their daughter's leg was broken by another classmate while attending the school, which resulted in a hospitalization followed by respiratory complications leading to the daughter's death.
 
 
Boca Raton, FL, USA:

Boca Raton News Article

Parents went to a school board meeting to protest restraint policies in the Palm Beach County school system. They indicated that their children were traumatized as a result of the policy.
 
 
 
22 May 2007 @ 06:32 pm
Kansas City, MO, USA:

The Kansas City Channel Article

A former animal control officer quit her job of 9 years due to abuse by coworkers.
 
 
22 May 2007 @ 06:31 pm
Bridgewater, England:

BBC Article

The West Somerset coroner ruled that staff was not neglectful of 17 year old Timothy Whattler, who committed suicide while under their care in a psychiatric institution. However, the coroner noted that more training is necessary and recommended increased safety procedures.
 
 
22 May 2007 @ 06:26 pm
From Oxford, England:

Witney Gazette Article

Sean Miles was brutally beaten, stripped, and drowned. His murderers received minimum sentences of between 14 and 17 years.
 
 
04 May 2007 @ 07:19 am
Mahopac, NY, USA:

The Journal News article

Two teachers and two aides are suspended from their autism classroom duties as a result of many charges of abuse.
 
 
02 May 2007 @ 06:09 am
Central Australia:

ABC (Australian) News

A man was convicted and sentenced to six years of jail for raping an autistic woman.