Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Family Of Boy With Autism Receives Shockingly Offensive Letter

This person is so ignorant I almost didn't believe this was real, but I found the story all over the internet including the New York Times.  Beware, this story will make you mad.

The Huffington Post  |  By Meredith Bennett-Smith
A disturbing letter targeting a teen with autism has shaken the boy's family and rallied the local community to their defense.

The anonymous note was sent to 13-year-old Max's grandmother's house in Newcastle, Ontario, on Friday. Signed, "One pissed off mother," the letter refers to Max as a neighborhood "nuisance," "retarded" and a "dreadful" noise polluter. A photo of the letter was tweeted over the weekend by YouTube stars Lennon and Maisy, who identify themselves as family friends.

"Personally, they should take whatever non retarded [sic] body parts he possesses and donate it to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!" the letter reads. "Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!! Either way we are ALL better off!!!"

"The more you go on, the worse it gets," Begley told CityNews. "Who says that about a child?"
Worried for their safety, the family told CityNews that the police have been contacted, and they would like to press charges if possible. In the meantime, however, the neighborhood has rallied around Max, making a special effort to make him feel welcome in the community, CityNews reported.

On Monday, Yahoo Canada News reported that police are investigating the letter. Spokeswoman Jodi MacLean told the news outlet that law enforcement is taking the threat "seriously."

The original Twitter posting about the note had been retweeted over 3,600 times as of Monday afternoon, with people calling the letter "a shame," "evil" and "hateful."

Read the story at HuffingtonPost.com


  1. Sorry to read such a mean letter to a child that has autism. My boys have autism and I personally hope the kids parents press charges on the person or persons who sent that letter not only that the person who wrote the letter should have to do work with autistic. People to better understand the life and family's of autism.God bless the children liveing walking breathing autism they are special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is so not cool! The "one pissed off mother" should be the one to move from that neighborhood! I don't think she knows the golden rule. I hope the police find her and put her behind bars for the rest of her life! I was shocked when I read that letter! She obviously does NOT have Jesus Christ in her heart! I think the whole thing could've been settled if she would've come over and talked it over with Mrs. Begley calmly. I am autistic too and if someone wrote a letter like that to my mother, I would hold them in my mother's house, call the police and have that person put behind bars! Mrs. Begley, may the Lord be with you! Max is a real blessing to you and your wonderful family. Don't let anything keep you down!