Over the last month or so a 9 year old girl Ayn van Dyk was forcibly removed from her loving father and her two older brothers one of which also has autism. This started after Ayn got out of the yard over a six foot fence via her tree house, she was later found a few doors down less than 4 hours later by police. After 20 minutes her Dad Derek Hoare called the police after searching the house, yard and street for her. Four days later two social workers came to the home to remove Ayn saying that it must be too much for Derek to handle so we are going to take Ayn from to help you (Derek) out. Which Derek refused to do voluntary. She was removed from school and placed in a psychiatric hospital, which Derek only found out later and was drugged with dangerous drugs to control her behaviour. Derek has not seen his beautiful little girl since that day and he has to wait till September for simply the presentation to be heard in court which I find unacceptable and he may also have to wait another 6 weeks to see his daughter Ayn again.
The hospital insisted on discharging Ayn stating she did not require acute hospitalization on the discharge paperwork it is stated that there was no sign of neglect or abuse, she was then placed in a foster home with a nurse to drug her when she gets out of control. She has been provided with a picture of her dad which she often carries happily. Like with many autistic children they are better suited to being at home with those that love them and know them the best; not drugged in some government run home. I am really upset that this has happened to this family and others. I look at autism as a gift as many on the spectrum are super bright and look at problems in a different light then the rest of us, Bill Gates has Aspergers Syndrome as did, As does John Elder Robison the guy that made the flaming guitars for the rock band KISS.
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