The Orwellian Present – Never Mind the Future.
Stephen Neary is a 20 year old man with Autism trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare.
It is a story that should be trumpeted from the front page of every main stream newspaper – but it won’t be. They will keep silent.
Autism is a ‘broad’ word, describing a wide spectrum of conditions with defining characteristics involving a difficulty in communicating with other people, and a restricted range of activities and interests. It can range from the mild to the profound. It is most definitely NOT a mental illness.
This is a truly shocking story – I am not going to write about it, because a very well regarded blogger, Anna Raccoon, has done so far better than I could. Please take time to read her post – and the many comments. If you can help by publicising this, please do so.
I am, of course, relying on the fact that the facts stated are true and I will certainly try to investigate further by contacting those who may be able to dig further.
I understand that Nadine Dorries MP is trying to assist by providing information or contact to local MP. Obviously – I can only report on the issue in terms of what Anna Raccoon has written. The authorities may well have a different view of the issue but highlighting the issue may well lead to clarity?
This piece from law blogger Obiter J (Law & Lawyers) is excellent with some very useful links to solid information