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Can a child with autism be held accountable for their own actions, when both parents insist that the child is high functioning?

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Asked by sofies_an_angel at 3:51 PM on Jul. 14, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • From what I hear anyone with a mental disability cannot be held accountable for their actions. My son has autism and I hope he never learns that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • It depends what "actions" you are referring to. Of course he's accountable for most of his actions. Some things may be beyond his control, but that doesn't mean it's a free for all. I

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:57 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • I think too you need to know where on the spectrum of Austism the child is. I guess there are higher functioning and lower functioning diagnosis.


    Answer by TXdanielly at 8:26 PM on Jul. 27, 2008

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