I had really thought I had seen almost anything until I started to look into this case.
In BC (not the US, not Communist but BC, part of Canada where Human Rights are supposed to be just that, Rights) a social worker removed Ayn van Dyk, against the will of her single father, not because she was being abused or at risk, but because her school was unable to cope with her autism.
After the initial refusal by her father the Social workers actually removed her from her school against her father’s wishes, behind his back, and in effect actually kidnapped the child.
One suggestion that I might make is to look into the possibility of using a little known aspect of the law to bring a private prosecution against the social worker, the school and the foster family. Because the child was taken without the parent’s consent and is being medicated against his will (psychotic meds do not work effectively with autistic children as they simply mute the child not treat the illness) I would recommend that the worker involved in the removal as well as their direct supervisor and that persons supervisor as well as the principal at the school and the resource head in charge of Ayn’s case with the school and the foster parent be all charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement and aggravated assault with a weapon (the medication). As well the doctor responsible for medicating Ayn should be charged with Aggravated assault and be submitted to the BC medical board to have his licence reviewed. The others should all be considered for being fired as well as this type of care is not in the best interest of the child which is the purpose that those in any of these positions are supposed to be serving
While this may seem to be extreme, it is absolutely necessary to get the attention of those involved and to bring publicity to the case. This type of case as well may also serve as notice to other social workers that this type of behaviour can not and will not be tolerated any longer.
I strongly suggest all who read my blog check out the links involved with Ayn’s Case and all bloggers (especially autism bloggers and political bloggers) to get this message out that this is a case that bring shame not only to BC but to all of Canada.
In the interests of Human Rights return Ayn van Dyk to her family who not only cared about her but were doing an excellent job of caring for her as well.