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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9:04:00 AM

By Shannon Penrod

 

One of the most powerful statements a person can make is, “I don’t know, but I’ll find out.”

Today, on Autism Live we welcome Dr. Andrew Wakefield to talk about a new documentary he is involved with titled, “Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis?”

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Alex Spourdalakis was a fourteen-year-old boy profoundly affected by Autism who was brutally murdered by his Mother Dorothy Spordalakis and his caregiver Jolanta Skordzka earlier this year.  Alex’s story is tragic one, filled with many twists and turns that culminate in a murderous act so gruesome it takes one’s breath away.

The question does not seem to be “Who Killed Alex Spourdalalkis?” as much as it is, “Could this tragedy have been avoided?”

Perhaps none of us knows the answer to that question, but we owe it to Alex and to all of our young people on the Autism spectrum to find out.

Tune in to Autism Live to hear Dr. Wakefield talk about this film and to ask questions in our fully interactive format at www.autism-live.com