Autism father Stuart Chaifetz of Cherry Hill, NJ, has gone on a hunger strike for seven days to call attention to a lack of state funding for developmentally disabled children and children at risk, according to today’s Courier Post online. Chaifetz is calling on the state to transfer $2 million budgeted for recreational hunting programs from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife into New Jersey’s Department of Education’s special education and autism grants. Chaifetz says,
“We are putting before the governor and legislature the choice between the worthy and unworthy, education versus recreation, kids before killing.”
Mr. Chaifetz will consume only water for the next week. He is the primary caregiver for four-year-old Akian Chaifetz-Green, who is autistic, and is also the director of Animal Protection PAC, an animal rights protection group.
What will an autism parent not do to help their child?