Monday, March 17, 2008

Another very disturbing reality.....

This young man has Asperger Syndrome, was lied to by police, and not provided his rights as a person with a disability, as a juvenile, nor as a suspect.  The videos of this interrogation are hard to watch, but this is something the family has shared to allow others to see what damage can be caused by incidents of this nature. 

The videos are available as well as this on the Detroit Free Press website.  It is also interesting to see how the public comments to this story.

The family in this case will now try to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.  But the harm caused to everyone involved will take many years to repair.  I am not personally saying that this case should not have gone uninvestigated.  However it should be learned from and people should use this as an example of what can happen as well of how appropriate protocol and understanding of ASD needs to occur.

You can go here to watch the video clips....again this is very disturbing and shows how easily our children with autism can be many ways...good or bad....and how some so-called professionals in reading body language and behavior like this so-called policeman doing the interrogation.....need to take a course in AUTISTIC characteristics and behavior..because he obviously has no clue.  The entire way this was handled was beyond poor.....and should be scary to us all!


Meanwhile Noah's meeting was canceled today because he came home from school early.....sick.  I am going to have to take him to the After Hours Clinic and have him checked out again.


KC's Blog said...

Sorry to hear the big guy is sick, the flu is going around here alot. Hope he feels better soon :)

I updated my blog (finally). I included how the homeschooling is coming along. Stop by, you are going to be so surprised!

Casdok said...

And he was only 13, the poor kid. Its outrageous.