The Daily Mail reported that the parents of an 11 year old boy who has Autism were arrested after discovering that the boy was kept on a cage. The parents reasoned that the boy was kept on a cage that is big enough for him to move in natural positions because of his severe Autism. The young boy apparently is unable to communicate and often has violent outbursts. The parents put their son in the cage to protect themselves and their other children.
The parents are charged with suspicion of felony, child endangerment and false imprisonment.
The children are reportedly with the Child Protection Services.
This distressing news highlights the need to educate and continually support parents and carers of people with Autism.