From Autism Media Channel
We learned this morning of the tragic death of Alex Spourdalakis, a young man with severe autism whom we were seeking to help because of the failure of the medical system to provide for his needs. We do not know of the circumstances of Alex’s death and await further news on this. We understand from news reports that Alex’s mother and Godmother are in the hospital and receiving treatment, we are deeply concerned for their well-being at this tragic time.
We have tried to highlight the desperate plight of Alex and his family and bring to public attention the failings of the medical system when trying to deal with individuals like Alex. We are aware of many families in a similar state of crisis and our fear is that more cases like Alex will follow.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Alex, a bright 14 year old who had so much potential - Alex just needed appropriate medical care and somewhere safe to live.