Insults and fines: autistic young Spaniards struggle under lockdown

  • World
  • Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020

MADRID (Reuters) - For Susana Cristo and other parents of autistic children, Spain's strict coronavirus lockdown is proving especially harrowing and has led to insults, harassment and even fines.

Unlike most Spaniards right now, autistic people are legally entitled to go for walks, but the government only specified this a week after declaring its state of emergency, and both police and civilians are often unaware of the situation.

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