20/08/2013 09:29 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Family Of Teenager With Autism Sent Letter Telling Them To 'Euthanise Nuisance Son'

The family of a boy with autism in Ontario, Canada, have received a letter telling them to 'euthanise' their 'nuisance' child or move.

The shocked family were sent the disgusting letter from a writer claiming to be a neighbour. It was signed 'One p*ssed off mother' and read:

"That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL! Its (sic) scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!! They should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science."The letter also told the parents of 13-year-old Max Begley that his family should 'go live in a trailer in the woods with your wild animal kid' and concluded with the disgusting line: '(do) the right thing and move or euthanize him! Either way we are all better off.'

Max's father James Begley said the letter was 'disgusting' and that he could not believe that someone would have those kind of thoughts in this 'day and age'.

He said vile correspondence was sent to Max's grandmother's house, about 15 minutes from the Begley home in Oshawa, a town 40 miles from Toronto.

"I work and my wife has (multiple sclerosis)," Mr Begley told CNN. "So Max's grandmother helps us out a lot. He is over there three to four times a week."

Mr Begley said most of his neighbours have been 'wonderful' with Max.

The family's local police force said the incident is being investigated.