Courts & Custody Issues

Disclaimer:  We do not share these articles to sensationalize what has transpired, but to educate folks that things of this nature are occurring in our community.

Abuse
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Custody, Parenting & Relationship Issues

Divorce and Aspergers
Domestic Violence

 

 

 

Law Enforcement
Medical
Mental Health

Separation and Aspergers


 

Abuse

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Appeal slated in caged boys case - "The attorney General's ministry is launching an appeal on Monday to increase the "unreasonable" nine-month sentence a couple received for keeping their adoptive sons locked in cages. The Ontario Court of Appeal at Osgoode Hall will be asked "to order an expedited hearing date" to consider prison terms for the boys' aunt and her husband, ministry spokesman Valerie Hopper said yesterday. The couple, whose names cannot be published to protect the boys' identities, adopted them 16 years ago," by Ian Robertson

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Babcock Center ex-employee sentenced - A former Babcock Center employee pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding several residents there last year.  Tyrone Suber, 46, of 1912 Spotswood Road, was convicted of five counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and seven counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, according to the state attorney general’s office, by 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Activists cite grand jury bullying / Arson probe viewed as intimidation tool - One activist is a former health-food store worker who awaits her Navy husband's return from a seven-month deployment. The other is an assistant teacher to children with autism and cerebral palsy. Both are San Diegans passionate about animals and shun meat, dairy products, eggs or any other food linked to animals.  And both sit in a downtown San Diego jail, ordered there by a judge until they agree to testify before a federal grand jury.

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Asperger's abuse inquiry pledge - The government is to investigate claims that increasing numbers of parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome are being falsely accused of abuse by Matthew Chapman

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     Billy Cottrell - Innocent, Guilty or Duped? - Media coverage.

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Encounters with Asperger Syndrome in the Solicitor's Office by Dr. Venetia  Young, Family Therapist - 2001

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Good People Behaving Badly / Bad Behavior No Matter What - The following post is a modified, later edited version of a response first sent to a listserv specializing in adult Asperger Syndrome issues.  It was sparked by a lively discussion concerning AS adults caught in criminal entanglements, and the rush to their defense of some individuals in the disability support community by Roger N. Meyer

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It's No One's Fault, Especially Mine!! - What a horrible tragedy that the singer of the Vines has Asperger's Syndrome! Now everyone knows that such a thing makes assault & maliciously damaging a photographer's camera perfectly justifiable. What a great judge, to set this 'can't help it because he's handicapped' criminal free!  By Dolly Doppelganger

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    The Tragic death of Rosie May Storrie (UK) - media coverage

Custody, Parenting & Relationship Issues

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AS and Child Custody - a perspective from adult children of AS parents by Judy Singer

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Asperger Syndrome and Adults by The Better Health Channel - "Dutch research suggests that the divorce rate for people with Asperger syndrome is around 80 per cent."

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Asperger Syndrome in Child Contact Cases by Lynn Henderson and Nicole Hackett - Solicitors, Family Law UK

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Child Custody and Access - US Legislation

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Common thread runs through recent crimes - One young man bought a gun and robbed banks. One went on an arson spree, police allege. One told police he beat an acquaintance in the head with a crowbar because he didn't like him and felt disrespected.  A common thread connects these three young men, bank robber Jeffrey R. Cox, 22, arson suspect David R. Jay, 24, and beating suspect Barry L. Sterling, 20: All are college-age white males from middle-class backgrounds. All are described by their attorneys or family members as exceptionally bright. And all said after their arrests they had mental- or emotional-health problems and had considered killing themselves. Instead, they went on to commit some of the most serious and potentially deadly crimes of the past year in Douglas County by Eric Weslander

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Contact and the Unusual Parent - By District Judge John Mitchell - 2003  

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE / MENTAL HEALTH CONSENSUS PROJECT - The Media Coverage page houses links to articles on issues relevant to people with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system. To find an article, visit the media coverage page and search by title. We encourage you to send information about any articles that you think would be interesting or useful to other visitors to editors@consensusproject.org

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Custody grab breaks parents' hearts / Parents of children with severe intellectual disabilities are facing heartache because of bureaucracy, as  reports two Queensland families' worst fears are about to be realised. Each is about to be stripped of the custody of one of their children by the Child Safety Department. Not because of physical or emotional abuse or neglect, but because of an arcane line of demarcation between the Child Safety and Disability Services bureaucracies which dictates that parents seeking more than 50 per cent out-of-home disability support services and funding for their disabled children must relinquish custody to the state, by Margaret Wenham

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Encounters with Asperger Syndrome in the Solicitor's Office by Dr. Venetia  Young, Family Therapist - 2001

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Help without losing custody - Hampton a beacon for parents seeking mental health for disturbed kids BY Michael Martz

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High-conflict Separation and Divorce: Options for Consideration - Prepared by: Glenn A. Gilmour  Presented to: Family, Children and Youth Section Department of Justice Canada  The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada. Also available in French    PDF Version

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Myths and Realities of Custody and Access - Compiled by: Margaret Denike, Vancouver Association of Women and the Law; Agnes Huang, Vancouver Status of Women; Patricia Kachuk, FREDA Centre (for Research on Violence against Women and Children) - June 1998

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New findings on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Are parents of children with AD/HD good at parenting? It is generally thought that AD/HD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children is compounded by poor parenting skills, and much research evidence exists to support this view by News Wales

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Putting Children's Interests First: Custody, Access and Child Support in Canada (HTML) (PDF)

Divorce and Aspergers

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Asperger syndrome and divorce by “The Angry Dad”

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Asperger's and Divorce by Joezemla edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom

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Asperger's, guns, and divorce: What we know about Connecticut massacre suspect Adam Lanza - The nation mourns for the victims in Newtown and asks who could commit such an unthinkable crime. Slowly, a portrait of the alleged killer is emerging  U-tube

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Contact and the Unusual Parent - By District Judge John Mitchell - 2003

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Did my ex have Asperger's? How Karen realised the terrible dress sense and penchant for air guitar weren't just eccentric

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Divorce and Asperger Syndrome by Dr. Kathy Marshack  

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Divorce, Special Needs Children Lawyer in Carlsbad, CA

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Encounters with Asperger Syndrome in the Solicitor's Office by Dr. Venetia  Young, Family Therapist - 2001

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Handling Divorce by William Stillman from Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome

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Helping Aspergers Children Through Divorce

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Narcissism or Asperger’s?: Keys to Working with Challenging Marriages

Domestic Violence

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A New York High Court Decision on Domestic Violence: Can a Parent Be Guilty of Neglect Simply Because She Is Victimized in the Presence of Her Children? - The New York City Administration for Children's Service (ACS) was alleged to have had a policy dictating that children be removed from mothers who were victims of domestic violence. Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein characterized this claimed policy as a "pitiless double abuse": These women were forced to suffer the battering, first, and the loss of their children, second, by Joanna Grossman

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Dead boy wanted to 'divorce' parents by Keri Welham

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"Debate over judicial activism has waned." says says Supreme Court Chief Justice - A long, rancorous debate over judicial activism has waned, thanks to a growing understanding that judges sometimes have no choice but to strike down laws, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says. In a rare interview, to mark her fifth anniversary as leader of the Supreme Court of Canada, Chief Justice McLachlin said that critics who assailed the court for rendering "political" decisions often masked their personal distaste for a particular judgment. "I think the public is coming to a better understanding of the shallowness of that question: Are they activist or are they not activist?" Chief Justice McLachlin said.

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Living with Asperger's

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Psychological Coercion

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State audit finds weaknesses in monitoring sex offenders, costs - A new audit has found weaknesses in how the state monitors programs dealing with sex offenders. The review by state auditor Elaine Howle and her staff looked at programs run by the Developmental Services and Mental Health departments and the California Youth Authority, the prison system for young criminals, by Bureau of State Audits: www.bsa.ca.gov/bsa

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Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

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Understanding Domestic Violence Caboolture Service

Law Enforcement

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'AUTISTIC' L.I. MAN ATTACKS SIS: POLICE -  A Long Island man with severe mental problems attacked his sister with a baseball bat after she told him he would have to move out of her house, police said yesterday.  Richard Simmons, 42, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a disorder similar to autism, was being held without bail on attempted murder charges. "He became very upset because he has a hard time adjusting to change," said Suffolk Detective Lt. Gerard Gigante by the New York Post

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Police: Therapist, caught on tape, charged with assaulting boy - Christine Mischenko, 23, was arrested Thursday at her home in Middletown in Monmouth County. She was fired Friday from her job as a behavioral therapist with New Horizons in Autism Incorporated, a nonprofit organization in Neptune.  Morris County authorities said the parents of the child Mischenko was hired to teach had suspected something was amiss when they noticed he had bruises and recently became especially agitated.

Medical

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Nurse faces jail over ill-treatment - A nurse faces jail after forcing a young psychiatric autistic patient whom she "hated" to sit unclothed in her own urine overnight. Aile Davidson, 43, refused to provide the 19-year-old with a change of nightwear or to let her return to her bed after she had soiled herself. The staff nurse with 15 years' experience yesterday admitted ill-treating the woman at the New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital in Inverness.  By Alistair Munro

Mental Health

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Parents without hope are giving up custody Some say mental health system is broken by Debra Jasper & Spencer Hunt

Separation and Aspergers

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Encounters with Asperger Syndrome in the Solicitor's Office by Dr. Venetia  Young, Family Therapist - 2001

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Contact and the Unusual Parent - By District Judge John Mitchell - 2003  

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