Distraught mother kills herself, and son with severe autism

Global News (April 25, 2014) – Reported by Amy Judd

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 12.07.02 PMA story is emerging of a terrible family tragedy in Prince Rupert that underlines the extraordinary stress that can face the parents of children with autism and the lack of resources.

Angie Robinson’s 16-year-old son Robbie had autism, and had become violent and uncontrollable.

Respite care provided by the government wasn’t working, so Angie asked for a residential placement for Robbie, but was told nothing was available.

Earlier this month she killed her son and then herself. [Read the full story and watch the video here]

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