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March 9, 2015

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Boy with Asperger's syndrome hospitalized in brutal school attack
Parent's say son with autism is lucky to be alive

Missing Teen With Asperger's Visiting From Sweden Is Found

Understanding How People with Autism Feel

Dad's birthday request for son with autism goes viral


Boy with Asperger's syndrome hospitalized in brutal school attack
Parent's say son with autism is lucky to be alive

LIBERTY, Mo. - A 12-year-old boy with autism was hospitalized after a brutal assault at his school.

According to WDAF, an older boy beat Blake Kitchen in the cafeteria at Liberty Middle School. Blake's parents say had they warned the school principal a month prior about the son’s attacker.

The attack allegedly happened Thursday when the older boy moved Blake's belongings from a seat. When Blake asked him to move, the boy reportedly started beating him.

Blake was hospitalized for four days with a jaw line fracture, fractured skull and ear damage.

The boy who allegedly beat Blake is in juvenile detention.. READ MORE

The attack allegedly happened Thursday when the older boy moved Blake's belongings from a seat. When Blake asked him to move, the boy reportedly started beating him.


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Missing Teen With Asperger's Visiting From Sweden Is Found

ABC News

Police say a 15-year-old Swedish boy with Asperger's syndrome who disappeared from a fast food restaurant in New York City has been found.

They say Marcus Kerttu was found at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Police say he was recognized by MTA police and reunited with his father.

The father told police his son disappeared on Friday while they were at a McDonald's in lower Manhattan.

The father said he got up to use the bathroom and when he returned his son was gone.

The father and son were supposed to fly back to Sweden on Saturday.. READ MORE

The father said he got up to use the bathroom and when he returned his son was gone.


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Understanding How People with Autism Feel

KULR8.com

BILLINGS, MT - 'The Dress' has made an everlasting impact on the internet. However, Autism Awareness Advocates want people to take away a little more than just the colors of the dress.

Kelly Krings-Lunder, LCSW, said the frustration and misunderstanding that people felt when 'The Dress' exploded over the internet, is how people with autism feel every day of their lives.

"For somebody with autism, they're not just experiencing a perceptual disturbance like is the dress blue and black? Is the dress white and gold? They are experiencing sensory issues with their hearing. They might be experiencing sensory issues with their smell, taste, touch. They are experiencing sensory input issues, all day long, all the time," Krings-Lunder said.. READ MORE

The parents want people to know that people with autism are very capable, you just have to have patience with the person.


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Dad's birthday request for son with autism goes viral

WFAA.com

McKINNEY, TX - Loneliness is an unspoken symptom of autism. Hunter Kleis is high-functioning, but he is non-verbal.

"He might not speak. He might not have social skills, but he likes to have fun. He likes to have people around," said Hunter's father, Chad Kleis. "He likes to enjoy things like anybody else."

Still, the 8-year-old does not get invited to sleepovers. There are no birthday parties to go to, either, and classmates have never really come to his birthdays.. READ MORE

"The life ahead of him is what scares me," Chad admitted as his eyes welled up. "I don't care if he never talks. I wish he did, but I just want to make sure he's happy."


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