Abuse

Preventing and Responding to Incidents of Abuse

(August 19, 2014) -- Tragic stories involving the abuse of individuals with autism continue to appear on the news across the country, a few of which occurred in recent weeks.

Florida - The case of Aaron Hil... More...

Teen Girls in Maryland Arrested for Abuse of Boy with Autism

Two Maryland teenage girls are in police custody after abusing a teenager with autism and filming it on their cell phones. One, who is 17 years old, is being charged as an adult with false imprisonment, assault and solicitation for child pornograp... More...

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 elbow... More...

Florida Woman Accused of Keeping 30-Year-Old Son Locked in Dungeon-Like Room

Police say a suburban Miami woman kept her 30-year-old autistic son locked in a "dungeon-like" room with no access to food, water or a bathroom, CBS Miami reports.

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Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Abuse

Protecting our children and loved ones from sexual abuse and violence is of the utmost importance. For those living with autism and other disabilities, this protection is even more critical. Sexual abuse is tragically far too prevalent in today&rs... More...

Autism Safety Project

New! Autism Speaks Announces Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund! Learn more here.

Safety is a critical p... More...

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