Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Autism Awareness Month: Update on Arrest Story

The young man with autism who was arrested last week for disruptive and aggressive behavior after an upsetting day at school had a court date today.

The judge wants to learn more about Autism, the school is trying to improve its procedures. And the state has decided he does not qualify for services (likely part of the Autism as developmental disability vs. mental illness dilemma that swallows many New Yorkers whole.)

I think it sounds like they are on a road that could lead to some good for both the boy and the community-- I hope so and will keep watching.


Astrid said...

This is good to hear, except for the thing about services. I hope for the best possible outcome.

Terri said...

It does seem encouraging. I will be watching for what comes next.