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Hate letter targets teen with autism

Family is in shock after receiving an anonymous letter filled with horrible words.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Aug 19, 2013 6:11PM

Autism letter, courtesy of CNBC.caSometimes, it’s hard to believe people can be so hateful.

A Canadian family is in disbelief after receiving an anonymous hate letter targeted at their autistic son, Max.

During the summer months, the 13-year old boy spends mornings with his grandmother. It was at her house where a typed letter referring to the boy as a “nuisance” and a “wild animal” was delivered, reports CityNews Toronto. The one-page letter went on to recommend the family move or “euthanize” the child.

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“I was shaking when I was reading it,” Brenda Millson, Max’s grandmother, told CityNews. “It’s awful words. You don’t know why somebody would ever do such a thing.”

Authorities are in the process of filing charges against the sender of the appalling letter.

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Oct 1, 2013 6:22PM
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People like this should not exsist. Or at least should be put in a mental instistution. How can someone have so much hate in their heart? And for a child at that?! This child does what he knows and does not know any different. He cannot help being the way he is. But this person who wrote this letter can help the fact that they are a heartless, worthless, piece of crap. I cannot imagine how many people wish bad things upon this useless A-hole.
Aug 27, 2013 3:36AM
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Oh and by the way....  To the parents of the "NORMAL" kids.....  Really???  Really?  Your kids are normal and the sound of a child they can see scares them???  My kids  were only scared of invisible things that made noise.   Get your kids checked out.
Aug 27, 2013 3:32AM
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I am almost speechless.  I would be afraid to have someone that evil living in my neighborhood.  People rarely reveal everything they think, can you imagine what thoughts that person didn't verbalize???  Someone with thoughts like that may harm that child.  As large as this planet is, it amazes me how some feel there is no room for "OTHERS" no matter what the difference may be.  The parents of the author of that dreadful letter will probably die of shame when they find out what kind of demon spawn they raised.  That autistic child has health issues but that writer is the SICK one.  ***Note to the parents of the autistic child........ Take comfort in knowing that very few people, if any others, are as hateful as that writer.
Aug 26, 2013 11:28PM
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I said it last week, when I first saw this heartbreaking story.  The letter writers children should be removed from her custody, as she is clearly not parenting material.  Any adult/parent who would say such horrible and cruel things about any child; let alone one as special (and amazing) as one with autism, should not be allowed to have children of their own.
Aug 26, 2013 10:37PM
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As the mother of an Autistic child, you do have the responsibility of making sure your child is not offending or irritating others. Just the same as the "normal" children are expected not to offend or pick on the special needs kids. He's Autisitc...not mentally retarded..and I mean that with all due respect..what I am saying is that he still has the ability to learn right from wrong..you don't need to give him a pass. Teach him well, let him learn..don't shelter him and baby him and treat him like an exception to the norm..because when he grows up and reality hits...you won't want him to be treated differently then..so don't do it now. That being said, the letter is quite repulsive. The way they talk about a child, special needs or not, is heartbreaking. However, they didn't break the law. Freedom of Speech exists..if it didn't..the special needs boy wouldn't be allowed freedom of expression and speech to go around screaming all day. Just sayin..
Aug 26, 2013 12:05PM
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Sand fleas! Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! They approach!
Aug 23, 2013 5:45AM
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As a mother of a special needs child i run to people who just cant or dont or wont even try to understand what it is like to have a child with needs that are different from the normal  children .  I fee for the family of the special boy but the kids i feel sorry for the most are the ones of the hateful woman who has no heart, for they are victims here as well for their mother is failing in her job as a motherto teach her children how to be loving and compassionate to those around them .   She is someone who who does need to be shown that these people are usually the most understanding, loving, caring, and normally seem to be the happiest no matter what life throws them.  If anything we are the ones who shold be learning from the special ones

Aug 22, 2013 6:59PM
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How can love survive in such a graceless age?
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