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Local health authorities refuse to help autistic girl

Nine-year-old Bella Mildon, from Nailsea, Bristol, who has the mental age of a toddler, has been left bruised, bleeding and even hospitalised after self-harming during her episodes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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