Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Autistic Teen Runs Through Traffic, Gets TASERed

If you are believe some of the internet rhetoric you might not think that autism is a serious disorder. People, particularly parents, who try to inform you otherwise are often shouted down by the internet crowd that wants to take ownership of autism and pretend that it is simply another variation of the human condition, not a disorder. But reality delivers some rude jolts to this internet based ideology. One such jolt occurred recently when a 15 year autistic boy ran away from an Orange Co. California social services centre and ended up running through traffic until he was TASERed by police and returned to his family. Fortunately the young man is reported to be in good condition.

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