Last night I was on Twitter when I came across a tweet about a young man called Gomey who had been removed from his home and family by force.
Gomey is 19 years old-young man who has high functioning autism. He lives with his family who like me and many others have to deal with the challenges that autism brings. His family have overcome many issues and were settled into a pretty good routine that left Gomey feeling happy and settled.
Then things changed. A new social worker visited Gomey for less than an hour and took it apron herself to break up a very happy family She got a court order that stated Gomey was a danger to himself and others. It was even said that Gomey was suicidal. Professionals and family or anybody who knew him knew this wasn’t the case. Gomey was then taken from his home by force by 6 police officers and several social workers and placed in a psychiatric hospital .
despite the doctor at the hospital telling his family that Gomey doesn’t self mutilate and is no danger to others or himself he is still there. It has been said that he has to stay in the hospital for at least 21 days.
This is just my comments please read the full story by visiting Action for Autism. Ad please repost the link for the story on your blogs, websites and social networks. They also have support badges and buttons like the one I have in my sidebar for you to use on your blogs.
As a mother of a child with Asperger’s this story really hit me. What if this was my child. What would I do. We owe it to Gomey, His family and every other person in the world on the spectrum to help this family get their son back to the comfort of his own home.