Mother describes impact of abuse autistic son suffered

The mother of an autistic teenager who has experienced prejudice and bullying as a result of his disability has spoken to ITV News about the serious impact on her family.

Helen Valentine said the abuse her 16-year-old son Joe suffered affected any sense of normality.

Watch: Joe Valentine describes his experience of dealing with prejudice


Disability attitudes criticised

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has called for more to be done about the number of hate crimes against those with disabilities.