Abuse Alleged at Home for Deaf, Autistic Kids

Sep 15, 2014

A Mount Dora residential treatment center for deaf and autistic children is being accused of abuse and neglect, NBC News reports.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at NDA Behavioral Health System, which is also known as the National Deaf Academy. NBC News reports that 10 patients have complained to Disability Rights Florida, an advocacy group, and that three families are filing lawsuits. Two of the lawsuits – and a state report -- allege three patients have died at the center since 2009, according to NBC News.