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Florida appeals court overturns conviction of Miami police officer who shot autistic man’s caretaker

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A South Florida appeals court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a former North Miami Police Department officer who was found guilty of negligence for shooting an autistic man's caretaker in 2016, court document...

Charlotte Rae’s son says ‘Facts of Life’ star ‘never gave up’ on his autistic brother: ‘Greatest act of love’

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However, two special stars were missing. The first was Nancy McKeon, who was busy with her recent move, Whelchel confirmed to Extra. And then, there was Charlotte Rae, who played the wise and patient housemother Mrs....

Father says autistic son banned by airline, denied medical mask exemption: ‘Mind-blowing’

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Michael Seklecki Jr. receives medical treatment in Boston and has been blocked from boarding flights twice because he does not wear a mask.  His father, Michael Seklecki, is suing the Transportation Security Administ...

10-year-old Utah Black and autistic student dies by suicide weeks after scathing DOJ report on school district

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Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor, a 10-year-old Black and autistic student in Utah, died by suicide last Saturday after allegedly being bullied by classmates and her family's complaints were ignored, the family's lawyer tel...

Neurologist rips ‘medical tyranny’ after NY school forces medically-exempt autistic child to wear mask

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DANIELLE YOUNG, SEBASTIAN'S MOTHER: My son is coming home every day saying 'Mommy, I can’t breathe.  I pick him up and his mask is soaking wet in snot and the school just completely ignores these problems and refused...