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It's not fun to think of all the possible intersections between people with disabilities and the sex offender laws. But we have to.

How Our Autistic Son Ended up a “Sex Offender for Life”

. I was speaking at the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers last week, even as this story was sent to me by my dear friend whose 20something son has Autism. This issue is so thorny, fraught and sad: If a person is developmentally disabled and therefore not in step with others his […]

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Autistic Man in Jail for Talking to Some Kids

. A Philadelphia area man with autism is being held on $100,000 bail for talking to some children. The man, Daniel Lee, 26, of Wayne, PA,  spoke to a group of three siblings, 8, 9 and 10 on Wednesday, asking them about their school and telling them he was on his way to a cabin […]

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Reach out to neighbors.

Homeless Folks Find Lost Boy

Readers — A 6-year-old boy with autism had disappeared from his San Jose, CA home at 9 .a.m. Turns out, he had wandered off and was atiifibits found in the middle of the night by a group of homeless men and women who live in an encampment nearby. Does this remind anyone else of the […]

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