Couple sentenced to 8 years in prison for putting son with autism in a cage

O’Fallon, Mo. — A couple who was caught putting their son with autism in a makeshift cage was given the maximum sentence of eight years in prison Friday. Terry and Victoria Smith were found guilty of child endangerment after it was discovered that they have been keeping their son in a makeshift cage when authorities […]

Caught on camera, eleven-year-old girl with autism attacked by two teens girls – w/video

Cleveland, Ohio– Joyce Swann is mother to an eleven-year-old girl, who was brutally attacked by two older girls on Saturday April 25. The attack was captured on cell phones, in three different clips. Ms Swann told Fox 8 Cleveland that her daughter has been bullied in the past, as her autism makes it difficult for […]

Virginia Judge finds 11 year old with autism guilty on criminal charges – w/audio

Lynchburg, Va. — A judge from Lynchburg in Virginia found an 11-year old child with autism guilty of criminal charges. He will now have a felony conviction for the rest of his life. The child, Kayleb Moon-Robinson, is a middle schooler from Linkhorne School, and has only been attending the school for a few months […]

Man with autism in court after arsenal of firearms found in home

Blackpool, England – A man with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is currently in court facing charges after law enforcement officials found an arsenal of firearms and ammunition in his home. Neil Incorvaya, a 48 year old Marton resident, was known to be a hoarder who had over 50 vehicles, cellular phones and other collectibles when […]

Update – Man involved in incident of teen with autism jumping into icy ocean, out of Air Force – w/video

Manasquan, N.J. – In April, we reported on the incident involving Parker Drake, a  19-year-old man with autism, who was persuaded by two men to jump into an icy ocean and to stay there for a minute in exchange for two packs of cigarettes and $20. Our report, Young man with autism persuaded by peers […]

Autism and the police – I am frightened

Autism, youth and law enforcement –  All this week we are discussing the issues surrounding law enforcement and young people who are on the autism spectrum. This is an issue of great concern for any parent or caregiver of a child or young person who is autistic. No matter where in the world you live. […]

Autism and the Criminal Justice System – Part 1

There things in autistic people`s behaviour that can make them more vulnerable when they come in to contact with the criminal justice system? Getting in to trouble with the police isn’t a pleasant experience for anybody.  However, if this does happen there are certain ways that people are expected to behave when they are arrested, […]

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