My 16 year old son, Bryce, is autistic. For the past 5 years he's been bullied, beaten and tormented almost daily. Each time the school has wanted to punish my son as well as the bully. The punishment for the bullies is not serious enough. Bryce has had black eyes, torn clothes, punched in the back numerous times while drinking out of the water fountains and this past Thursday a split lip that required stitches. But because my son protected his face with his hands closed and not open with his "palms out", battery charges on the bully probably won't stick and on the report they never mention that my son is autistic.