Note: Below is a revolting article about the scandalous treatment of people with autism in the United Kingdom. Restraint and seclusion. Those words mean little to most parents outside our community. We know that they mean abuse, anger, retribution for having the behaviors of autism. They mean bullying people who often can not communicate AT ALL. Restraints kill. They choke. They break bones. Seclusion terrifies. The rooms are often dank, dirty, punitive.
THIS is where the neurodiversity community can do some real good. Instead of attacking parents like me, JB Handley and others for working miracles to help our kids, they should focus on the abuse of their more impaired brothers and sisters across the globe. They like to say, "Nothing about us without us." I'd like to had, "Harm to one is harm to all."
While Britain focuses on the newly pregnant Princess, it turns a blind eye to the babies who are now children, teens and adults and being harmed. To the perpetrators? Take the keys and lock...them..up.
From The DailyMailUK:
Scandal of the autistic youngsters locked in solitary confinement: Hundreds of children are being held in appalling conditions and routinely abused in secluded padded cells
- Devastated families are having young adults taken from them and locked away
- Investigation found teenagers were being forcibly injected violently restrained
- An autistic man was sent away for 18 years and was 'abused and restrained'
Hundreds of people with autism and learning disabilities are being locked up in appalling conditions, routinely abused and stuffed into tiny, secluded padded cells, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found. Devastated families are having children and young adults taken from them against their wishes and locked away – in one case for an astonishing 18 years. Our shocking investigation found that confused teenagers are being fed through hatches in seclusion, forcibly injected with powerful drug cocktails to sedate them, and violently restrained by up to six adults at a time behind the locked doors of secretive units.