In Hell of autistic boy's mum Mercury, the Voice of Tasmania, presents the story of an Australian mother who had to abandon her 15 year old severely autistic son to Tasmanian state government officials. The mother attended a meeting with her son and the officials and then simply walked away from the meeting - leaving her son with the government officials. The mother claimed that the boy had been sexually assaulting her, his baby brother and his sister ( who herself has Aspergers ). The state in that area reportedly has not provided services to autistic people and their families leading to such drastic solutions. The mother does not believe she can take her son back but she would like to remain a part of her son's llife.
This mother made the most painful decision on behalf of her family - and her son. I hope it turns out as well as the Abernathy family's situation in Arizona.