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Autistic boy's mother wins battle over locker room access

The mother of an autistic boy who was barred from the women's locker room at a recreation center has won a legal battle with the city of Detroit.

She filed a complaint with the U.S. Attorneys office after the Adams Butzel Recreation Center denied her request to bring her 5-year-old son into the women's locker room because he needed help changing into his swimsuit.

The center prohibited children older than 18 months from entering locker rooms designated for the opposite sex.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade tells the Detroit Free Press that the city settled in the case and agreed to adopt a new policy requiring reasonable modifications to the center's locker room policies for children with disabilities.

The new policy will be posted at the center and staff will be trained.

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