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Student with autism found dead in school bus

A 19-year-old student was found dead in an empty school bus in California, and his family believes he was left in the bus all day. He was severely autistic and nonverbal, and may have stayed on the bus because he was waiting for a cue, family members say.

School bus driver Larry Eason (left) is pictured with one of his passengers, Alex Familo, who nominated Eason for a Friends of Autism award.
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School bus driver awarded for work with autistic students

Larry Eason, who has been driving for Hannibal (N.Y.) Central School District for 27 years, wins the Friends of Autism award from a county task force. One of Eason’s passengers nominated him for the award, writing that “Larry is my bus driver and he is my friend. ... He is always patient and takes great care of me.”

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