So Friday I was reading this story about two families in Sunny Vale,California who have sued a family with an Autistic boy. According to the suit The boy attacks people and is bringing the property value of the block down. The child has pulled women’s hair and bit people, as well as rode his bike into people. The parents have hired caregivers and put him in therapeutic classes. Some people aren’t aware of Autism is. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.
Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.
Did you know …
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
- Autism prevalence figures are growing
- Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the U.S.
- Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
- Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism
The people of the Bay Area with children of Autism are now concerned that their neighbors will start to file suit on them as well. I think the parents need to monitor all behavior of their children whether they have Autism or not. You can’t blame a child for property value going down. Every parent is responsible for their children and their actions whether they have a handicap or not. Here’s the story I’m referring to: http://news.yahoo.com/two-families-sue-neighbor-autistic-004159731.html