OK. So this really pisses me off. I read an article yesterday (Oct. 9, 2017) about a 4 year old Autistic boy named Antonio Di Stasio who was bound with belts and lit on fire by his mom. This happened in Wisconsin. Amelia Di Stasio, the boy’s mother, is 23 and is being charged with first-degree intentional murder. She is being held on $350,000 bond. Um to me, that is being generous. The woman’s father said that his daughter “suffered from bipolar disorder.” Excuses, excuses. The article goes on to say that Amelia’s son “had Autism, which cased him to act out and scream.” According to the article, it is not clear whether Antonio died from his burns or suffocated from the plastic bag over his head. Bipolar or not, what this woman did, to me, is inhuman. Like, what would drive you to tie your kid up with belts and light him on fire?! Especially if he can’t help the way he acts? No child deserves this. I feel this woman deserves more than just jail-time, if convicted, and a $350,000 bail.  I feel strongly about mistreatment of people with Autism. Look, I am not against punishing kids, but this is taking it too far. We used to burn people in the 1700s for witchcraft. How would our ancestors feel about this? I know how I feel, but I can’t speak for the rest of you. Comment or write in and let me know. Thanks and peace out!

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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