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Lawmaker wants cameras in special education classrooms following reports of unexplained injuries

Lawmaker proposed legislation after hearing from parents of nonverbal children who came home from school with unexplained injuries. Source: Lawmaker wants cameras in special education classrooms following reports of unexplained injuries

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11-year-old with Autism committed under Baker Act at local middle school | WPEC

BOCA RATON, Fla. (WPEC) – A local family is speaking out after they say a School District Police Officer unfairly invoked the Baker Act and took their child away from school in handcuffs. Larissa Leander has been helping her immigrant friend, Ayme, take care of her son Erik for years. Because Ayme’s English is not […]

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Homeopaths ‘forbidden’ from offering autism ‘treatment’ by government watchdog | The Independent

Homeopaths have been warned by a government watchdog that they have three months to stop advertising therapies that claim to treat autism. The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) said on Thursday Source: Homeopaths ‘forbidden’ from offering autism ‘treatment’ by government watchdog | The Independent

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How a 6-year old was taken from school to a mental health facility — without her mother’s consent – The Washington Post

Florida police were told Nadia King was “out of control” and escorted her to a mental health facility, where she was held for two days, her mother said. Source: How a 6-year old was taken from school to a mental health facility — without her mother’s consent – The Washington Post

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Rape threats to campaign mum after criticising unproven information about MMR jab

AN AUTISM rights campaigner has told how she became the victim of an abusive campaign after calling for children to receive the MMR jab. By LUCY JOHNSTON AND JUSTIN STONEMANPUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Feb 16, 2020UPDATED: 10:53, Sun, Feb 16, 2020 It comes as mumps cases soared nearly five fold, with anti-vaccinations groups blamed for the spread. Emma […]

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Mom gets 8 months in jail after autistic son dies in fire | Richmond County Daily Journal

ELKIN, N.C. — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to eight months in jail and three years probation after her autistic teenage son died in a house fire. The Winston-Salem Journal reported… Source: Mom gets 8 months in jail after autistic son dies in fire | Richmond County Daily Journal

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Missouri Couple Charged After Admitting to Locking 9-Year-Old With Autism in Bunk Bed Cage: Officials | KTLA

Two women in DeKalb County, Missouri, are facing charges after they admitted to locking a 9-year-old with autism in a bunk-bed cage for hours, officials said.The child’s mother, 35-year-old Katrina England, and her wife, 39-year-old Debra England, were both charged with child abuse and child endangerment,  KTLA sister station WDAF in Kansas City reported. Source: […]