Mother Kasha Litecky lives to see a smile on her 8-year-old Ezra's face.

"He's extremely imaginative and creative. He enjoys drawing and coloring pictures. He is very, very smart," Litecky said. 

However, despite his good grades at Connections Public Charter School in Hilo, being on the autism spectrum, it wasn't always easy for Ezra to come out of his shell.

"When he's having interactions now in the third grade, misinterpreting them is sometimes leading to the conflicts that he has with his peers.

Some of those conflicts, are allegedly threatening and pushing other students.

When Kasha first heard about it from another parent, she talked with the school and was told Ezra would be eligible for individualized behavioral help.

Then she said she was blindsided when her 8-year-old was served with a temporary restraining order from another parent.

"You know the school has no choice but to enforce this TRO, it's the law and to do so they have to have somebody basically follow him around and make sure he doesn't have any interactions with the other children," Litecky said.

According to Kasha, the order means Ezra will be singled out, even more isolated from his classmates, something Dr. Matthew Brink from Malama Pono Autism Center says won't help children with autism.

"Ultimately that student is now being further removed from peers and typically developing classrooms where he or she would probably benefit from having that exposure," Dr. Brink said.

Brink says with the right intervention and education, kids with autism can become successful before behavior becomes a problem in school. 

"Aggression is a behavior that can be readily minimized if not eliminated with the right support systems in the classroom," Dr. Brink said.

As for Kasha, she hopes to find a peaceful resolution, not just for Ezra but for the 1 in 59 kids with autism everywhere.

"You know I just want him to be able to get a good education and have friends and be like any other 8 year old kid," Litecky said.