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News-leader.com: Willard to review pool safety, training after boy with autism walks away from parents

News-leader.com: Willard to review pool safety, training after boy with autism walks away from parents

Lyric Maggard, 4, was photographed by his family Saturday after jumping into the Willard Aquatic Center.(Photo: Nichole Maggard)

Zachary and Nichole Maggard said they were at the Willard Freedom Fest on June 30 when their 4-year-old son, Lyric, broke away from a family member, entered the nearby Willard Aquatic

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News-leader.com: Parents upset their son, with autism, was able to enter Willard Aquatic Center unnoticed

News-leader.com: Parents upset their son, with autism, was able to enter Willard Aquatic Center unnoticed

Lyric Maggard, 4, was photographed by his family Saturday after jumping into the Willard Aquatic Center.(Photo: Nichole Maggard)

Following a heart-pounding incident Saturday, the parents of a 4-year-old boy allege they were told to exit the Willard Aquatic Center — and never come back.

Zachary and Nichole Maggard said

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News-leader.com: Springfield's award-winning autism teacher finds way to connect with each child

News-leader.com: Springfield's award-winning autism teacher finds way to connect with each child

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Jean Lawson, who was recently named Springfield’s Teacher of the Year for 2018-19, works with Aiden Eddington in her class at Truman Elementary School on Monday, April 23, 2018.(Photo: Andrew Jansen/News-Leader)Buy Photo

In a Truman Elementary classroom full of

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News-leader.com: Mom of Kickapoo teen with autism pleads for kindness in Facebook post

News-leader.com: Mom of Kickapoo teen with autism pleads for kindness in Facebook post

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Cara Thulin made a post on Facebook introducing her son Zeke Gibson to his new teachers and classmates and asking them for kindness. Andrew Jansen/News-Leader

Cara Thulin and her son, Zeke Gibson.(Photo: Submitted)

Cara Thulin knew she couldn’t send her freshman son off to Kickapoo High School

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