I read this story about Steven Neary and was appalled.
Steven Neary is a young man with autism who went into respite care while his father was ill. He just wanted to be with his father and the circumstances upset him. The staff did not know how to treat him properly and he was sent into even more unfamiliar settings, where he was understandably confused and agitated. ONE YEAR on he is fighting against being detained FOR LIFE because the authorities cannot see that shutting him up for a year away from his family is the cause of his "difficult" behaviour. (Stephen has all his life tapped people on the shoulder to attract their attention and this was logged by the staff as "assault").
Read the story for yourself here
Please take a look and PLEASE sign the petition.
Anyone in the world can sign this, and the London Borough of Hillingdon needs to know that the eyes of the world is on it!