Autism

Autistic boy given 'most annoying male' trophy

The 11-year-old's parents have criticised the northwestern Indiana school
An autistic child in the US has been awarded a "most annoying male" of the year trophy, presented by his teacher at an end-of-school ceremony.
His parents, Rick and Estella, were there when it was handed to their son.
US media has reported that the school in northwestern Indiana has apologised, and taken disciplinary action against some members of staff.
BBC World Service has contacted the school for comment.  

(Photo: 'Most Annoying Male' trophy. Credit: Rick, father)
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