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Mother Records Therapist Physically Abusing Her Son with Autism

A Wisconsin mother says video she recorded shows a therapist abusing her son with autism. Stephanie Lowe, mother of 3-year old Caeden, shared the video with WISN 12 News in Milwaukee.

In the video,  Stephen T. Jacobs, 27, is seen elbowing the boy in the head, hitting him with pillows and head-butting him during a therapy session in December. Jacobs now faces felony charges of abusing a child during a therapy session.

While we feel there is nothing to be gained from showing such disturbing images, we understand that these charges represent every parents’ worst nightmare. If you have concerns or simply want to recognize the signs of abuse go to the Recognizing and Preventing Abuse page autismspeaks.org.