By alex on July 26, 2006Edinburgh, Scotland: A civil servant with Asperger's syndrome was fired by tax office managers after union representatives labelled him a health hazard, a tribunal has heard.
Patrick Roberts, 48, was sacked from his job with Customs and Excise when representatives from the LTS union described his behaviour as "a health and safety risk" to his fellow workers.
By alex on October 31, 2005
|Justice system 'ignores' autism|
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People involved in the administration of criminal justice must raise their awareness of autism and Asperger's syndrome, a leading charity says. ...
By alex on August 13, 2005Google News reports:
|Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling On Playground Ban|
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The case involves their home-schooled son, Jan, who has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that involves delays in basic social and language skills. ...
Supreme court upholds lower court ruling on playground ban
By alex on July 8, 2005Google News reports: KOMO, WA - Jul 6, 2005
... freaking out. Sarah's spent the past five days locked up there. And she has Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism. "She was ...
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By alex on June 18, 2005Google News reports: Portland Press Herald, ME - Jun 15, 2005
... Jan's parents say that his behavior was a manifestation of Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism, and his suspension was a violation of his civil ...
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By alex on April 30, 2005Kalamazoo County, April 29, 2005, 4:51 p.m.) An autism advocacy group announced Friday it will be filing a lawsuit against the Parchment School District in regards to the death of a student.
By alex on December 29, 2004Reference: BBC News
By Maggie Taggart
BBC Northern Ireland education correspondent
An east Belfast family has won a legal battle to get full funding for an intensive course of home teaching for their autistic son.
Paul's mother Ruth campaigned for teaching at home
It is believed to be the first time an education and library board has been ordered to pay the full cost of the therapy, which can cost up to £30,000 a year.
By alex on November 14, 2004The Miami Herald reports:
A judge on Friday barred attorneys defending a graduate student charged in an arson spree of sport utility vehicles from presenting evidence he suffered from a type of autism known as Asperger's syndrome. U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner ruled Friday that the condition could not be used as part of Cottrell's defense.
By alex on October 14, 2004The Pasadena Star reports:
PASADENA -- Prosecutors are seeking a delay in the case of alleged Caltech ecoterrorist Bill Cottrell, insisting they need more time to research a defense claim that Cottrell suffers from a form of autism known as Asperger's Syndrome.
Cottrell's defense filed a motion Wednesday objecting to the delay and asking that the trial proceed as scheduled Oct. 26.
Cottrell, 24, faces 35 years to life in federal prison in...
By alex on October 3, 2004Awares.org reports:
A man suffering from Asperger's syndrome who was wrongly sent to Broadmoor hospital for the criminally insane, after being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, has been released a decade later after a campaign by the British newspapers, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph.