Dad releases audio of teachers allegedly bullying autistic son

Watch this powerful video of a dad describing how his 10-year-old, autistic son was bullied at school — not by other students, but by aides and teachers. Suspicious about why Akian was acting out, Stuart Chaifetz wired up his son and recorded 6-1/2 hours of classroom audio. He describes what he heard as “disgusting and vile … an absolute disrespect and bullying of my son.” He says the recording includes adults calling Akian a “bastard” and telling him to “shut your mouth.” One aide at New Jersey’s Horace Mann Elementary School has reportedly been fired, but Chaifetz wants the teacher out, an apology and legislative action “so that no teacher who bullies a child … is allowed to retain a job.”