TACA Responds to Alex Spourdalakis Tragedy

June 13, 2013

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On June 9, 2013, 14-year-old Alex Spourdalakis was found stabbed to death in his Chicago home.  Alex was severely affected with autism and his mother and his caregiver have been charged in his death (1.)

The news of Alex's murder is an enormous tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.

We know many families face stress raising a child with autism. TACA has the following tools to help:

SOS:  What to do when you need help http://tacanow.org/family-resources/sos-we-need-help/

Since 2000, TACA has provided support that can connect families living with autism and caregivers to information, tools, and resources to help them.

Phone: 949-640-4401

Help by department http://tacanow.org/contact/

 

References:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9135553