Ban lifted on Deltona boy with autism

A Deltona boy with autism was banned from Votran’s Gold Service, a bus for individuals with disabilities, after reports claimed he made inappropriate remarks to a 16-year-old girl. The child’s family was assisted by CLSMF supervising attorney, Dr. Katie Kelly. After meeting with decision makers and concluding that the allegations were unfounded, the ban has since been lifted. Although the child can now ride the bus to school again, his family would like drivers to receive specialized training on how to better work with people who have autism. Dr. Katie Kelly says, “This training is important. There is a tremendous number of children with autism throughout Central Florida who rely on these services.”

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