Thursday, November 29, 2012
PHOTOS DO TELL THE STORY
The majority of the 4,000 plus followers of the page have never observed Ayn on those occasions when the Autism disorder with which she is afflicted, interferes with her ability to communicate with and relate to others. We do not personally know how problematic her social skills and communication become. We have not observed the inappropriate, interfering and even dangerous behaviours she exhibits. Most of us who read and contribute here do so as a response to a human interest story and reaction to what we interpret as injustice done by a government agency to a child and her family and parents. We marvel that what seems so clear to us is opaque to social workers. We are exasperated that Ayn’s father Derek and her mother Aime and her two brothers must endure month after month of separation from Ayn. Furthermore, we are infuriated that a small girl’s life and mind have been capriciously commandeered by anarchic child protection policy and chaotic child protection practice.