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The SPECTRUM Alert: 8 Steps Schools Can Take to Prevent Autism-Elopement Tragedy

Leigh Merryday | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Leigh Merryday

If a school district's plan to address autistic elopement is merely to wait for it to happen and call police, they are planning for tragedy. After consulting with both local law enforcement and Jerry Turning of Police and Autism: Bridging the Gap, here's a protocol I'm suggesting to my child's school district.

Parents Allege Missouri Bus Driver Used Duct Tape To Restrain Boy

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

The mother of a 5-year-old kindergartner with Asperger’s syndrome filed a police report alleging child abuse after witnesses saw a Chilhowee School ...

Freshman's Touching Message To His School Community (VIDEO)

patch | Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen

By Penny Arévalo Freshmen Nick Brady knows kids could look at him funny. So being new to the JSerra Catholic High School community, he made a vide...

Teacher Accused Of Threatening To Cut Off Students' Tongues

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Pranee Andrus, a teacher from Narcoossee Elementary school in Osceola County, Fla., is accused of threatening to cut off students' tongues and draggin...

Awesome High School Band That Plays On iPads (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen

The first time you listen to Ryan Rodriguez, Denzel Jackson and Jasmine Latham's music, you might think they sound like any high school band. But the ...

Autistic High School Student Denied Graduation Due To State Law

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

Sinclaire Coffer, a 17-year-old high school student with autism, is fighting to be allowed to graduate from North Springs Charter High School in Sandy...

SHOCK: 6th Grader Brutally Beaten While Peers Videotape, Cheer

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

Troubling footage has surfaced of a student with autism being brutally beaten to the ground at his Maryland school bus stop while his peers stood by t...

Teacher's Aide Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With Student With Autism

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

LeShawn Hill, a seven-year employee of Boston Public Schools, is accused of "inappropriate conduct" with a nonverbal student with autism this week, Th...

WATCH As Bus Driver Kicks Autistic Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

After a surveillance video in 2009 documented Virginia school bus driver Alice Davis Holland and special education aide Mary Alice Evans hitting, kic...

Maryland Mom Killed 13-Year-Old Son, Self, Over School Costs

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Ben Barnhard finally had reason to be optimistic this summer: The 13-year-old shed more than 100 pounds at a rigorous weight-loss academ...