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A Tough Moment For Mom: 8-Year-Old with Autism in Handcuffs

A Tough Moment For Mom: 8-Year-Old with Autism in Handcuffs

A young boy with autism experienced an outburst on his bus ride home from school, and ended up in the school office with school security and two police officers, and in handcuffs. His distraught mother shared, "That was something I was just not prepared to see, my 8-year-old son in handcuffs."  To make matters worse, the police would not let her transport her son to the Children's Hospital, so she had to follow the patrol car. 

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How should this situation have been handled?  

Image Source: Jeffrey Beall via Flickr/Creative Commons

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