Autism doesn’t just affect the individual with the disorder, it also affects their families just the same…if not greater. This story’s main focus is on how a San Marcos, California community harassed a family that moved in because they had a 4 year old child with autism. Spencer’s parents had many run ins with police and neighbors. Neighbors claimed that it was only a matter of time before little Spencer had a firearm and tried their hardest to restrict he, his parents, and sister to the house & driveway. They call Child Protective Services on the nearby family. When this was later taken to court, the Trussle family was reimbursed $12,000 in legal fees by their neighbors. However, that was the least of their concern. They had hopes on a mandatory Autism Awareness Walk or autism education class that would allow neighbors to be more empathetic to their family’s situation. Watching the YouTube video is frustrating to even see that any adult could be that ignorant to an issue that is so prominent in our county.