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Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book
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Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book

Traverse City, Michigan - A mother who stands accused of trying to murder her 14 year old autistic daughter and then trying to kill herself has admitted she wants to write a parenting book for parents with autistic children. Autism Daily Newscast reported t...
Alex Spourdalakis: When media intervention goes wrong in Autism coverage
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Alex Spourdalakis: When media intervention goes wrong in Autism coverage

How far is too far? Do parents of autistic children need more support? A petition has been started urging producers to take down the video featuring interviews with Dorothy Spourdalakis. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the video on August 30, re-te...
Desperate Measures – When a mother can no longer care for her autistic child
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Desperate Measures – When a mother can no longer care for her autistic child

Parents of Philippe Telford, a nineteen year old man with severe autism, reached this point last April.  Amanda Telford told CTVnews Ottawa, Canada that she and her husband no longer had the resources physically, mentally, emotionally or financially to pro...
Michigan woman accused of attempting to murder Autistic daughter
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Michigan woman accused of attempting to murder Autistic daughter

A Michigan mother who kept a blog, chronicling her experience with an Autistic 14 year old daughter has been charged on warrant with attempted murder. Kelli Stapelton, 45, was found unconscious in her car,  after what police believe to be a suicide attempt  i...
Is Lack of Services to Blame for the Murder of Children with Autism?
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Is Lack of Services to Blame for the Murder of Children with Autism?

Raising a child with autism is challenging, and many families are struggling. While advocacy groups and politicians work to find the funding and resources necessary to help, there are real families, with real children, who are dealing with the realities as wel...
Dr. Phil Exclusive – The Mother Who Attempted to Kill Herself and Her Autistic Daughter
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Dr. Phil Exclusive – The Mother Who Attempted to Kill Herself and Her Autistic Daughter

Dr. Phil - In an exclusive television interview,aired September 16,  Dr Phil will interview Kelli Stapleton, the woman who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree child abuse. Kelli tried to kill both herself and her teenage daughter, who has autism...