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OR: Autistic boy with sleep disorder allegedly made to mow school lawn as punishment

An Aspergers-type autistic boy says he has been repeatedly made to mow the school lawn as punishment for falling asleep in class.

Kyron Sloan, 11, also has ADD and a sleep disorder. He and his mom say the guidance counselor at Alice Ott Middle School, Portland, made Sloan mow the school lawn with a push mower on many occasions. Sloan says it was punishment for falling asleep in class. His mom says the school never contacted her about the mowing.

Sloan has allergies, which he says were aggravated by the mowing.

The school is aware of Sloan's diagnoses, and he has an IEP special ed plan.

The school district won't comment because the allegations are still being investigated.

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