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Company Faces Backlash After Posting Offensive Tweet About Special Needs Kids

One law firm had a serious face palm moment when it ripped into the parents of a disabled child on Twitter.

Baker Small, based in Milton Keynes, UK, specializes in contesting claims for children with learning difficulties.

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Wow.

Obviously, this tweet didn't go down all that well.

Managing director Mark Small apologized in a groveling statement:

A number of tweets were posted on the Baker Small Twitter feed which have caused a great deal of upset and offense. We unreservedly apologize for the offense caused and the nature of the tweets, which were removed. Full and appropriate action will be taken to address the matter. We take our position as legal advisers to public bodies and also to parents very seriously, and we recognize the complex nature of the SEN and disability legal system. It is with regret that yesterday, tweets were sent from us which were not acceptable, regardless of the context. We do not wish, on any level, to cause distress and upset to parents and carers, and it is with sincere regret that we have let ourselves down by publishing tweets which are not representative of the work or approach we adopt.

But after this statement, the company appears to have deleted its Twitter account.