Iowa autism bullies defended by parents

Melcher, IA– Parents of bullies who posted online videos of themselves tormenting a 13 year old with Aspergers have defended their children for their actions. Children from Dallas-Melcher Community school posted upsetting videos showing Leon Null being ridiculed and physically hit by fellow pupils, this was reported by who.tv on November 18. The children have since […]

Twitter ‘Report Abuse’ button not good enough according to Autism Anti-Bullying campaigner

Social networking site Twitter has announced that it will install a ‘report abuse button’ after alleged rape threats were received by a feminist campaigner earlier this week. For many people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Social networking sites are an invaluable form of social interaction, which can be very difficult in real life, […]

Sexuality and Autism

Most people tend to believe that those on the autism spectrum are neither interested in sex or active in sexually. This is false. Autistic people live a very normal life as far as physical factors are concerned. Marriage is not out of the question; nor is having children. The difficulties may be experienced more by the non autistic […]

Caught on Tape – New York School Principal heard calling special needs students “retards” and “animals”

New York – Principal Kimberly Taylor of Hilltop School in Haverstraw, that is for children with special educational needs, has been caught on tape calling students, “animals” and “retards.” Several audio clips, that were taped by Kenneth Egan, a teaching assistant at the school, were given to the school district’s Superintendent,Dr. Mary Jean Marsico. One […]

Woman with autism beaten and threatened by caregiver at distinguished autism center- w/video

Montgomery Village, Md. — A woman with autism, who was a resident of the distinguished Jane Salzano Center for Autism in Maryland, has reportedly been beaten up and threatened by a caregiver at the center. According to reports, the non-verbal woman with autism grabbed a behavior specialist by the wrist as she was pointing to […]

Alleged sexual abuse at group home in Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa — A group home originally intended to care for adolescents with special needs was shut down after its residents were reportedly sexually abused and mis-medicated. Joe Buerckley, a 16-year-old who went through a rough childhood was one of the residents at the group home who was allegedly repeatedly abused . His adoptive mother, […]

Lawyers struggle over gaining records in case filed by family of child with autism

Bennington, VT. — Lawyers of the school district whose personnel were accused of abusing a child with autism in Vermont, want the personal records of the employees involved in the case, kept from the public. Lawyers from the firm representing the Bennington School District filed a motion for order of protection of personnel records, citing […]

Mother calls for dismissal of teacher who disciplined son with hot sauce – With Video

Concord, NC – An area mother of a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is calling for the dismissal of a teacher who used hot sauce as a form of punishment to discipline the 11 year old grade school student. Cindy Joseph is considering taking legal action against the teacher after the individual was caught […]

Update – Parents of teen with autism who was duct taped to goal post do not seek charges

Pittsburgh, PA – The parents of Austin Babinsack, a 16-year-old soccer player with autism, are not pressing charges against the two upperclassmen who duct-taped their son to a goal post. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the story here. Instead John and Kristi Babinsack want the guilty teens to apologize, do community service, and complete autism awareness […]

Caretaker caught on video in what appears to be pouring hot water over young man with autism

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A woman in Florida has been charged with abuse of the elderly or disabled after allegedly and  intentionally pouring hot water over a young man with autism. Kenyatta Hill, a former caretaker for a Lake County center for children and adults with special needs, was apparently seen dousing the victim with […]