corrected the spelling of the Trussells' last name
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Five months ago, Gary and Marla Trussell, bought a house on a cul-de-sac in the Venzano development in San Marcos, CA. Gary is a pilot for Continental Airlines, and the Trussles have two children, Olivia and Spencer, who is four and has autism.
Somewhere along the way, Spencer was being bullied by a neighbor's child. Gary Trussell had words with the child's father. One neighbor, Sarah Fisher, responded by reporting
the Trussells to Child Protective Services. She called Gary Trussell's employer, Continental Airlines, where he's a captain. She also made a call to 911, claiming he couldn't control his young children.
Subsequently, Fisher and two other neighbors, Danielle Harway and Kelly Plaster filed suits. Each suit asked that the Trussell family "be restricted to their own home and driveway."
Fortunately, the suits were thrown out and the three litigants were " ordered to reimburse the Trussells' legal fees, which top $12,000."
I'd like to send Fisher, Harway, and Plaster to autism awareness training.
Update March 8, 2010. Following a vile attack on Shannon, her son, and the rest of her family at a blog I will not name or link to, Shannon has given me permission to post this. It is hardly a secret that Squid is Shannon Rosa. Shannon Rosa is an autism advocate not only for her son and her family, but for all parents of children with autism and all people with autism. Read her blog at BlogHer: Shannon Rosa's Blog