Maximum love: Part one - Living with severe autism | 60 Minutes Australia

Twelve-year-old Max suffers from a severe form of autism which makes him unpredictably violent. Six or seven times a day he goes into meltdown. It means he can be angelic one second and out of control the next. The stress has become so unbearable that in a desperate effort to save their family, his parents have been forced to take unthinkable and heartbreaking action.

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