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September 12, 2014

(September 12, 2014) -- Ohio Governor John Kasich has added his voice to the worldwide condemnation of a bullying incident involving a suburban Cleveland youth with autism who was doused with bodily fluids by a group of youths as an "ice bucket challenge" prank. Police in Bay Village, where the incident occurred, have identified five teens between the ages of 14 and 17 as suspects.

September 04, 2014

(September 4, 2014) - We at Autism Speaks are sadly well aware of this week’s horrific incidents that have taken place around the world and included the abuse and bullying of individuals with autism, including those in Ohio, Florida and

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March 13, 2014

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 pornography. The other girl, who is 15, is charged as a juvenile.

January 06, 2014

An anonymous letter was sent on New Years Eve to the house of Annie Sands, a mother from Bromley, London, about one of her sons, Rubin, who is on the autism spectrum. The letter has gone viral in autism community since Annie has shared it and has even made her decide to sell her home and find another place to live. See a close up of the letter below...