Mom Sues School, Alleges Abuse and Neglect of Son With Autism

A suburban mother has filed suit against an elementary school after she said her 8-year-old son with severe autism was abused and neglected for more than four years. Lucia Roden, the mother of Gianni Fata-Roden, accused Prairie Oak Elementary school in Berwyn’s District 98 of restraining her son by “tying him to a chair with exercise bands” in 2015, of losing her son on school premises last year and, most recently, of allowing someone to draw on her son’s back and neck with permanent marker.