abuse of autistic student sparks calls for reform

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abuse of autistic student sparks calls for reform
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CHERRY HILL, N.J. — When harsh words flew in a classroom for autistic children here, the school employees who spoke them likely thought no one in authority would ever hear.

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    Stuart Chaifetz kisses his son Akian Chaifetz, 10, on the head as they play in the backyard of their home.

Mel Evans, AP

Stuart Chaifetz kisses his son Akian Chaifetz, 10, on the head as they play in the backyard of their home.

“Shut up,” shouted one staffer, unaware that a digital recorder was hidden in the pocket of 10-year-old Akian Chaifetz.

“Go ahead and scream because guess what? You’re going to get nothing until your mouth is shut.

“Oh Akian, you are a bastard.”

But after the boy’s father, Stuart Chaifetz, released excerpts of the tape in an online video last week, millions of people learned w…………… continues on USA TODAY

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David W. Oliveira/Standard-Times special Roosevelt Middle School Principal Darcy Fernandes points out some of the healthy habits for school-age children during an education fair held at Our Lady of the Assumption church hall in New Bedford on Sunday.David W. Oliveira

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Roosevelt Middle School Principal Darcy Fernandes and Executive Director of New Bedford Community Connections Darlene Spencer explained to parents Sunday aftern…………… continues on SouthCoastToday.com

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