Justice and Equal Rights for Adults with Autism
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The concerned friends and family of Danny Muller, a thirty year old autistic adult, are presenting a petition to the Canadian Government for a better care of all autistics and in special of the adults. FUNDING AND PROPER SUPPORT IS NEEDED!
This petition concerns every parent of an autistic child who is planning his/her future. We must demand choices of how we are envision the lives our autistic children should live.
At the moment there is only institutional life in which the autistic is confined, physically/chemically restrained or living in a group home that is also a mini-institution with same excessive use of medications, where is no close monitoring of staff activity making it easy to abuse the autistic.
Other choices that we should have are to have our autistic children:
a.. The right to live at home with family members and specialized support, without the need of medications.
b.. Or, create a very special home in which 3 autistics with similarinterests would live together with group support as well as individual supportfor 6 hours at day, again, without medical restraint.
We must ensure that our autistic children live a life free of diagnoses of psychiatric disorders that they don't have and a life free of psychiatric drugs that they don't need, instead emphasis should be put on communication.
There should be specialized staff in communication skills willing to learn how each autistic communicates. Funding is needed for these adults who are caught in a "void" of the system. Please show your support by signing and passing it on to friends and family