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CT: Report says teenager’s death was preventable
Record Journal – December 12, 2017
An investigation has found that the death of an autistic Connecticut teenager from malnutrition was preventable and there were problems with the state child welfare agency. The state Child Advocate’s Office released a report Tuesday on the February death of 17-year-old Matthew Tirado, of Hartford. When he died, the 5-foot-9-inch-tall Tirabo weighed only 84 pounds, according to report.
Also: State child advocate seeks to increase safety for disabled kids: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/State-child-advocate-seeks-to-increase-safety-for-12424935.php
Also: Morning Record (Commentary): Area lawmakers respond after report says DCF could have prevented teen’s death (podcast): https://soundcloud.com/recordjournal/morning-record-dcf-report
Also: Autistic teen’s malnutrition death was preventable (Includes video): http://wtnh.com/2017/12/12/investigation-underway-into-malnutrition-death-of-autistic-teen/