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Family of boy with autism in legal battle with Sunnyvale neighbors speaks out

This is the former Sunnyvale neighborhood of the family of a boy with autism who neighbors say would hurt their young children, pictured on Monday, September 21, 2015. (KGO-TV)

The parents of a boy with autism who are being sued by their former Sunnyvale neighbors spoke out Wednesday.

A judge has ordered the families to try to settle the issue through mediation.

The neighbors claim the couple did not do enough to prevent their son from assaulting their children.

The boy's parents say those allegations are false and they're concerned this case could lead to frivolous complaints about other special needs children.

"When conflict arises, we must use our brains for creative community solutions and not aggressive... Expensive lawsuits. We do not want a single other autism family to suffer what we have," said the parents in a statement.

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