Sometimes parents and caregivers, driven by the belief that autism is a terrible burden and tragedy, murder autistic people.
Autistic people do not deserve to die. If you have any thoughts about killing your child, or if you have heard someone expressing the desire to kill their child, get help now by clicking the link. ASAN also has an anti-filicide toolkit.
Several murders could have been prevented if family/friends had taken remarks about filicide seriously, or if the murderer had sought out less drastic means (e.g. putting the child in foster care) first.