Another child murdered by his family. This story is just too familiar – the victims so innocent.
We’ve had another death in the autism community. Another lost child. Another story ended.
This time, however, it could have been avoided. The child did not wander, nor was he a victim of a horrible accident.
Alex Spourdalakis was killed by his own mother and godmother. They murdered him.
I will admit that when I initially heard the story, my heart went out to the family. Alex was on the severe end of the spectrum, and they couldn’t afford additional therapies. They had no respite and couldn’t take the daily ins-and-outs of it all anymore. Living the life of a special needs family (indeed, autism affects the entire family), is not easy, no matter where the child falls on the spectrum. Not everyone is made of the same mettle, not everyone can cope, especially if support runs out.
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