Mother posts video of autistic daughter's 'meltdown' to raise awareness of nine-year-old's condition

A family has released a distressing video of a young severely autistic girl suffering a "meltdown", which happens up to five times a day.

Nine-year-old Bella Mildon, who has the mental age of a two-year-old, has been left bruised, bleeding, and even hospitalised after her episodes.

She regularly self-harms, banging her head against walls and the floor, and bites and punches herself.

But her parents, Samantha and David Mildon, said they are left to manage Bella on their own as clinical experts who are supposed to support her are not there.

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8th February 2018