A twelve year old boy afflicted with autism was missing too much school.
So social services went to court to remove him from his father’s home and care.
An undoubtedly well-intentioned judge instead ordered that the boy stay with his father, but under social services supervision to ensure that he attended school more regularly.
While under child welfare system supervision, the boy’s father brutally snuffed out the boy’s life.
It was reported that the father was overwhelmed by his son’s autism-related difficulties.
Sadly, help and support for this boy and his father were at once so close, yet so far.
What about the next child and parent in need?