I've seen quite a lot written about this story recently and wanted to pass it on. I feel very sad for the family and for Zakh. All too often I've seen a child's needs repeatedly ignored or pushed aside because no one takes the time, effort and maybe even money to address these needs appropriately. Sometimes it's a result of a very broken system, sometimes it's ignorance, sometimes it's simply an unwillingness to put forth the effort to provide the services needed .
Please check out these articles and pass them on.
Fifth Grade Autistic Boy Charged With a Felony .
Zakhquery Price and the Danger of Incarcerating Our Youth