Sixteen-year-old Cornelius Frederick was murdered at the hands of those charged with supporting his growth and development. He was killed for throwing a sandwich.
To His Royal Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Premier of The Netherlands Mark Rutte, Vice-premier of The Netherlands and Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, UN Secretary General António Guterres, and UNICEF President Rabab Fatima, NeuroClastic and our 300 contributors ask that you #GiveMartinBack to his parents immediately.
However, an unforeseen side effect of the IDEA’s deficit-oriented focus upon disability has created a dilemma for parents of autistic children and has fostered a problem-oriented societal approach to autistic people in general.
One man sheds light on a terrifying reality for many autistics– that families commit their autistic children to psychiatric hospitals where they are abused, mistreated, restrained, and secluded.