Autistic boy given “Most Likely to Get Lost in a Crowd” award

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(WJAR) An end-of-the-year superlative has angered the mother of a student with autism in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Desiree Perez said teachers at Normandin Middle School gave her son a certificate on the last day of school that reads, “Most Likely to Get Lost in a Crowd.” The paper appears to have been signed by a group of teachers, including her son’s.

In a written statement, the New Bedford School District said it’s aware of the situation, and that a “full investigation” is underway.

Perez said she wants a face-to-face meeting with the superintendent, plus more education for the teachers involved.

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