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  • 3 teens charged after allegedly beating autistic teen, lighting his hair on fire...

    03/27/2019 5:23:07 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    WSMV ^ | 3/24/19 | Staff
    WMUR/CNN/Meredith) – Three 19-year-olds in New Hampshire have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly assaulting another teenager with autism, including lighting his hair on fire and threatening his life. Police said the incident was caught on video by witnesses. Paul Dustin, Brandon Lemieux and Israel Rivera are facing a variety of charges in connection with the October 2018 assault in Seabrook, New Hampshire, including felony criminal restraint. 3 teens charged after allegedly beating autistic teen, lighting his hair on fire, court documents show L to R: Paul Dustin, Israel Rivera, Brandon Lemieux Rockingham Police Lead Asst. Rockingham County...
  • Autistic Children Pushed to Become Transgender?

    11/20/2018 11:58:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2018 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Daily Mail has a shocking story from the UK. A whistleblowing teacher claims that vulnerable autistic children are being persuaded that they are gender dysphoric. From the story: An astonishing 17 pupils at a single British school are in the process of changing gender, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Most of the youngsters undergoing the transformation are autistic, according to a teacher there, who said vulnerable children with mental health problems were being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex. The whistleblower says few of the transgender children are suffering from gender dysphoria – the medical term...
  • Amite family kept autistic woman caged, forced her to eat her mother's ashes: federal court records

    07/27/2018 12:22:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies ^ | 7/26/18 | Laura McKnight
    Five members of an Amite family were accused in federal court Thursday (July 26) of kidnapping and holding a 22-year-old autistic relative captive for roughly 10 months, padlocked in a shed and then in a makeshift backyard cage, and subjecting her to a range of humiliations and abuse that included shooting her with a BB gun, covering her with the contents of the family's septic tank and forcing her to eat her recently deceased mother's cremated remains from a cereal bowl. The family, often at the direction of 42-year-old matriarch Raylaine Knope, also withheld the victim's Social Security benefits and...
  • The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter 4 autistic children(trunc)

    05/12/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 5/11/18 | Peter Devlin and Charlie Moore and Daniel Piotrowski and Max Margan and Emily Pidgeon
    PICTURED: The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children in horror murder-suicide - as police say his former son-in-law was not involved Grandfather Peter Miles is suspected of murdering his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children They were all found dead at the family farm in Osmington, 15km from Western Australia's Margaret River It is believed Peter Miles, called police at 5am (local time) before turning the gun on himself Children's father Aaron Cockman, is not being investigated by police despite marriage breakup with his wifePolice reportedly suspect a grandfather of...
  • There’s something about horses IN THE CLASSROOM

    12/28/2017 6:36:34 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Nine-year-old Joshua Harrington loves Tuesdays. From the time he started kindergarten, this fourth-grader has been visiting CANTER (Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources) every Tuesday where he’s enrolled in a therapeutic riding program. Harrington, who is autistic, is one of about 90 individuals that benefit from the program. The moment he settles onto the back of a horse, his entire demeanor changes. While riding around the arena on a horse named Hickory, Harrington goes from distracted to focused. “He’s on the lower end of the (autistic) spectrum, so his communication and social skills are affected,” said...
  • The woman who can’t forget (Some people can remember every single event in their life)

    11/08/2017 7:44:55 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/08/2017 | Sarah Keating
    ---SNIP--- Considering most people’s earliest memories don’t start until around the age of four, it would be easy to assume that Sharrock’s description was a nostalgic daydream, rather than a real memory. But then again, the 27-year-old from Brisbane, Australia doesn’t have a memory like most people – she has been diagnosed with a rare syndrome called ‘Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory’, or HSAM, also known as hyperthymesia. This unique neurological condition means that Sharrock can recall every single thing she did on any given date.
  • Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out

    10/06/2017 10:30:42 PM PDT · by topher · 77 replies ^ | 6-Oct-2017 | By Caroline Marcello
    [Intro by Topher: a High School cheerleader (small female) was put in ICU by football player. She was defending Autistic student from football player. Football player hit her multiple times. With that, read the article] Correct title: Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out [Article takes 6 paragraphs to tell you what I told you in my Intro] BREAUX BRIDGE (LA.) KLFY- The St. Martin Parish the Sheriff’s Department and the St, Martin Paris School Board are officially investigating an incident that left one Breaux Bridge high student hospitalized. Regan Boudreaux, a junior at Breaux Bridge high loved...
  • Autistic high school student raped classmate TWICE while aide napped, lawsuit claims

    02/14/2017 10:01:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | ap
    An autistic high school student in Honolulu raped a classmate while the adult assigned to monitor him was taking a nap, a federal lawsuit filed Monday claimed. The autistic student had a full-time one-on-one aide because he was known to be violent, the lawsuit accusing Hawaii's statewide school district of negligence said. The aide was asleep when the 2012 attack happened during Pearl City High School band practice, the lawsuit said. A 10th-grade girl was in the back of the band at the percussion section when the larger 11th-grader raped her once there, and then again in a curtained area...
  • WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago

    01/04/2017 5:16:45 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies ^ | Jan 3, 2017
    WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago Published 6:40 pm EST, January 4, 2017 Updated 8:11 pm EST, January 4, 2017 7 Comments By Tom Cleary 6.3k
  • Clinton Claims Trump is Autistic

    10/19/2016 7:59:24 AM PDT · by BubbaBasher · 63 replies
    TV Commercial | 10/17/2016 | Self
    This Monday I was watching TV and saw what I thought was an astonishing commercial. It starts with the mother of a handicapped child explaining her sons condition. Then a video of the child is overlaid and shows him flailing his hands wildly. The mother explains that it's a common sign of being autistic. The video then shows Trump explaining something with hand gestures and states he has autism and shouldn't be president because of it. It closes with HRC endorsing the ad. I was completely astonished. I'm not a huge Trump supporter but this was way over the top.
  • Florida cop who shot unarmed therapist was aiming for his patient

    07/24/2016 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Sorry about that bullet, man. I was aiming for the autistic guy. A Florida cop who wounded an unarmed black therapist was actually trying to shoot the man’s patient, a union official said Thursday. The unidentified North Miami police officer thought Charles Kinsey — who was lying on his back with his arms in the air — was in danger, his union chief said. The patient, who escaped from MACtown Inc., a nearby group home where Kinsey works, had a toy in his hand. “All he has is a toy truck, a toy truck,” Kinsey told the cop Monday, according...
  • Autistic woman forced to sleep in cage; accused suspects planned to prostitute her

    07/08/2016 7:30:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    wdsu ^ | 70/07/2016
    The woman was rescued on June 30 after a complaint was called into the Sheriff's Office. It is not clear how long the woman was being caged on the property, but one neighbor said it could have been up to a year. Rocky Stewart has lived on Rushing Lane in Amite all his life. "This was my great-grandfather's place, this whole place, and I'm the sixth generation on here," Stewart said. When his aunt died last year, Stewart said some distant relatives moved into a trailer on the property -- five adults and four children. There was one person Stewart...
  • In Europe, People are Being Euthanized Just Because They’re Autistic

    03/10/2016 10:32:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Conor Beck
    Euthanasia laws in the Netherlands are very liberal, leaving not only physically ill but also mentally ill patients vulnerable to assisted suicide. In one case in the Netherlands recently, this resulted in death for a depressed patient with autism. The Washington Post report on this disturbing case shows that Holland’s Regional Euthanasia Review Committees “almost never find fault” with “mercy killings.” In a recent case, a 30-something patient with autism was labeled “treatable” by one Dutch doctor, but after one more year his request to be killed was approved. The patient was administered a fatal combination of drugs, though the...
  • Two Families Sue a Neighbor to Have Their Autistic Son Declared a Public Nuisance

    09/21/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    yahoo ^ | September 18, 2015 | Debbie Encalada
    The lawsuit—still in effect despite the family's move—says that in previous years the boy has hit a baby with his hand, has spat at neighbors in addition to trying to ride his bicycle into them, and has sat on a neighbor’s cat on numerous occasions. In October a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction (an order in the early stages of a lawsuit) to ensure that the boy didn’t hit or assault anyone or their personal property in the neighborhood. Neighbor Sue Alford, who did not file the suit, told Mercury News, “We all met with...
  • Oregon mom accused of throwing autistic son off bridge held on $1 million bail

    11/05/2014 8:14:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2014 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon mother accused of killing her 6-year-old autistic son by throwing him from a bridge is being held on $1 million bail, a Lincoln County District Court clerk said on Wednesday.
  • 5 Ohio teens charged with dumping urine on autistic boy in fake ‘ice bucket challenge’

    10/15/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | staff
    Five suburban Ohio teenage boys were charged Tuesday with dumping a bucket of urine, water and tobacco spit on an autistic 15-year-old boy who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office filed the charges in juvenile court against the teens, who are between the ages of 14 and 16.
  • Mother: Autistic child handcuffed at south Charlotte high school

    09/20/2014 9:21:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    wsoctv ^ | Paige Hansen
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A mother said her autistic son will not go back to Ardrey Kell High School after he was handcuffed at school last week. Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials said they have to protect the safety of both the student and school staff. But the outraged mom told Eyewitness News reporter Paige Hansen, she can't imagine any reason where handcuffs would be necessary. "It breaks my heart for him because he doesn't know. He's trying and that's autism," said Kim Riley.
  • Cops identify people behind ice bucket prank on autistic teen

    09/09/2014 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Holly Yan and Marlena Baldacci
    (CNN) -- Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. Authorities are not yet releasing the names, and are not discussing potential charges as the investigation is not yet complete, said Bay Village, Ohio, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel.
  • Maryland teen sentenced to time in juvenile jail for torturing autistic boy

    07/04/2014 4:57:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:10 AM | Meg Wanger
    The Maryland teen who admitted to torturing an autistic boy while and filming the abuse has been sent to a juvenile facility where she'll stay for up to four years. Lauren Bush, 17, pleaded guilty in juvenile court last month to distribution of an obscene video and second-degree assault. Under her sentence, she'll be released before she turns 21, NBC Washington reported. Her case was moved from an adult court — where she faced up to 80 years in prison — to the juvenile system. The lighter sentence outraged the victim's father, who wanted the high school junior punished as...
  • Schumer Pushes Law to Put Trackers on Autistic Children

    01/27/2014 12:07:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has proposed a far-reaching new law that would force taxpayers to cover the costs of placing tracking devices on autistic children after 14-year-old autistic child Avonte Oquendo was found dead last week. The tracking devices would not be implanted, but would instead be attached to watches, ankle bracelets, belts, or shoelaces. “The program would be completely voluntary for parents and run by local law enforcement,” Schumer’s office announced.