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Judge: Autistic man must stay in Missouri welfare custody


February 28, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young man with severe autism must stay in the custody of Missouri's child welfare agency, despite soon turning 21, a judge ruled Friday.

Jackson County Judge Kea Bird-Riley also ordered that he remain in his current placement in a group home with the services he now receives, the Kansas City Star reported.

The young man, who is not identified in court documents, turns 21 on Sunday and can't feed or care for himself.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking an injunction to keep the state from dropping the young man from ser...

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