Autistic boy hate letter: An anonymous neighbor had some very strong words for a 13-year-old boy who was diagnosed with autism before his second birthday. According to the hate-filled letter, the autistic boy should be euthanized and have his organs donated to science. The Star reported that the teen received the letter at the home of his grandparents, according to an Aug. 19, 2013 report.
Young Maxwell Begley hails from Oshawa, Ontario. He frequently spends time at the home of his grandmother in Newcastle because his mother is living with multiple sclerosis. He enjoys spending time outdoors where he bounces on a trampoline, enjoys the sprinkler on hot days, and rides go-karts. Sometimes, when he's happy, he vocalizes by making sounds, which the autistic boy's hate letter, which was printed on pink stationery, referred to as "dreadful."
The woman who wrote the letter described herself as a mother and claimed Begley's vocalizations scared her "normal" children. In addition to suggesting that they euthanize the autistic boy, the hate letter advised moving and living in a trailer in the woods.
Although Begley's loving family has been devastated by the hatred and vitriol spouted by one of his grandmother's neighbors, they have managed to keep the youth blissfully unaware of the reason why he has been receiving so much attention lately. The neighborhood has rallied around the lad, and he has become something of a local celebrity.
The matter has been turned over to the police, but it isn't clear whether the autistic boy's hate letter violated any laws.