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Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’
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Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’

Earlier this month  we reported on the story of Kimberly Taylor,  a New York school principal who was caught on tape calling students with special needs 'animals' and 'retards.'   The article contains a report published on the abc 7 New York news channel that ...
Appeals made to Virginia Governor to intervene in case of man with autism
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Appeals made to Virginia Governor to intervene in case of man with autism

RICHMOND, VA – We recently reported on the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, 23 who had allegedly assaulted a correctional officer. Governor of Virginia asked to intervene in case involving inmate with autism. Advocates for both mental health and civil li...
Young man with autism kicked out of college for alleged ‘sexual assault’
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Young man with autism kicked out of college for alleged ‘sexual assault’

Waxahachie, Texas --- A young man with autism attending a special needs program at the Navarro College in Waxahachie has been kicked out of college for allegedly 'sexually assaulting' a student in one of the campus hallways. According to his mother, Brian F...
Justice 4 Faruk march – police officers cleared of assaulting man with autism
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Justice 4 Faruk march – police officers cleared of assaulting man with autism

Luton, UK - Sunday 11 Jan, saw over 100 people protesting in a march outside  Luton Police Station. The protest was over police officers having been cleared of assaulting a man with autism. Faruk Ali, 33,  has the mental age of a five-year-old. The inci...
Young man who was denied specialist support services from local council sadly dies
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Young man who was denied specialist support services from local council sadly dies

Tameside, Manchester, UK  - Cameron Brookes was a 16 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. On August 18 2012 he was found dead at home, in his bedroom, after an argument with his mother and step father, Wendy and Mark Brookes. Cameron had been denied access ...
Man with autism found dead by family members after being reported missing to police
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Man with autism found dead by family members after being reported missing to police

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan. – When Kurt Miller, 32, went missing from his home, his family reported this incident to the police. Mr Miller went missing a week last Wednesday and was sadly found dead outside his apartment on the following Sunday. Mr Miller had auti...
Learning disability charities call for answers into death of a young autistic woman while in hospital
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Learning disability charities call for answers into death of a young autistic woman while in hospital

East Yorkshire, Uk - Stephanie Bincliffe, 25 who was autistic and from Nottingham, died in a treatment unit at Market Weighton, East Yorkshire. An inquest detailed that Ms Bincliffe died of heart problems related to obesity. She had been in the hospital for se...