American family fights tο keep severely autistic adult son frοm ending up іח developmental center. Democrats Republicans legislation Autism awareness Amerikanischen Familie plädiert für autistischen Sohn. Amerikaans gezin pleitbezorgers voor autistische zoon. משפחת חסידי האמריק…

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25 Responses to “Saving Autistic Adults from Institutionalization Part One”
  1. anthony66363 says:

    Nice Clip

  2. kgaccount says:

    @shipcritic Like any government run situation: It sucks.

  3. shipcritic says:

    What is wrong with a developmental center? Are they treated badly there?

  4. Counterbrilliance says:

    In Canada the government mandates children and adults with severe Autism to be thrown in an institution.

  5. kgaccount says:

    @rainforestangel We treat Jamey as a PERSON and his slamming his fists into his head as a PROBLEM that must be treated for his health and safety.

  6. kgaccount says:

    @Shoes454 Pretty much all day long to keep him occupied, happy, safe and doing things that will promote good health and happiness.

  7. Shoes454 says:

    How often do you have to redirect James?

  8. blacsouljah says:

    Thanks. Praying for you and Jamey.

  9. lbplayer177 says:

    Thank you for posting this, and good luck to you and Jamey

  10. MrSunshineinthesky says:

    they told me i should institutionalize my little boy who was born with cerebral palsy and developed epelipsy. i refused. he is completly normal and is 6. he walks fine with his braces and a crutch a was recently placed in a class for “gifted” children. as i was told of this i thought how they wanted me to lock him up. you can’t always go by what “profesionals” say may God be with you, your family, and your precious son

  11. rainforestangel says:

    excuse me but do you treat jamey as a person or as a problem?

  12. kgaccount says:

    @stargaze2081 The state system workers serving disabled here in California once told me, “our system isn’t set up for severely autistic people who punch themselves and have seizures.” Well, my answer was: then f….g get set up for it, where the hell is all the money you get for disabled going? The problem is that group homes either deal with all behavioral issues or just medical issues. If the autistic person has BOTH seizure and behavioral issues, the homes are trained to handle both.

  13. stargaze2081 says:

    I don’t know why the state places severely autistic adults in institutions, but they do, often. They get placed in state mental hospitals with severely mentally ill and psychotic people. Many times these institution campuses have “civil” and “forensic” hospitals, forensic meaning the “criminally insane”. My cousin David is severely autistic, has epilepsy and SIB and has been in a state mental hospital for the past 12 years. He is neither a criminal, nor psychotic. This is not appropriate care.

  14. queenfan45 says:

    My theory of SIB is this: they injure themselves because they want to try and break out of the prison that is there body and mind. It’s like a shell and they want to get out. Just a theory. I don’t think we’ll ever know the answers.

  15. kgaccount says:

    @dclark12553 It can be very difficult. I’ve had to pull off road, jump out and stop him from punching self in head and face, if nobody was able to come with me. I try to predict and judge if he’s prone to a sib meltdown, and I’m pretty good at it, but sometimes, you can’t avoid one, let’s say if a loud honk or screech sound comes from environment you can’t control when you’re outside. That’s why 2:1 is best

  16. dclark12553 says:

    What do you do if you, say, …… You have to take Jamey to the doctors for a checkup?
    I wonder how difficult it can be when taking Jamey on a trip to the doctors by yourself?
    Has Jamey been on long trips in a vehicle before?

  17. KSitz77 says:

    To the mom” I can tell having this kid gives you a real sense of purpose. I’ve watched enough videos of this now to know you are a great caregiver to him and no one could ever do it better than you.

  18. kaylinsvlog says:

    shame on the state for not giving jamie the proper care he needs for his complex disabilities!! have you thought of filing anything agianst them?

  19. hollyleenogales says:

    we are experiencing recent SIB with my autistic 27 year old son. He is non verbal so guessing what is wrong is a challenge. Your videos were very inspiring if you can do this 24/7 maybe I can manage. (my only problem is my son is 6’2″ and 200 lbs) His SIB occurs about every 2 to 3 weeks lasts maybe 10 to 15 minutes but they can be very violent. sometimes resulting in lacerations that need stitches swollen lips etc…I don’t know what I would do If this was a daily occurrence. .

  20. kgaccount says:

    @anirre I make it top priority to spend time with other kids, and let them know they are just as important as Jamey. Getting more in home supports will also help free me up to spend more time with my other children. I take them on hikes, shopping, movies,etc..can’t do this most time with Jamey, unless we have nursing coverage

  21. anirre says:

    you are heroes doing this i can tell you give your life for him but all i am thinking is your other son.What about his life and needs? cope with autism every single day of your life…so amazing but still i am thinking of the other son ..

  22. qtpa2tee97 says:

    i read about nate. tht is horrible. tht child was adjusted to living at home with his parents. dnt they kno changing routines with an autistic person is very disturbing to them? and the parents NEED to have the right to choose wht their child was taking for medication. i rly hope nate is doing better now. nd i HOPE to god this NEVER happens to jamey. ur a great mother. keep doing wht ur doing. ur son is perfect the way he is.

  23. ckcarlson1 says:

    My heart goes out to you. How have you been able to raise your other children? They seem like good kids, very sensitive and connected to family needs.

  24. kgaccount says:

    @Skymaker69 That is good advice. I agree. I do that, but sometimes it doesn’t work, but I agree, the more severe SIB is what to stop and sometimes U have to “roll” with the lighter ones and do all you can to re-direct, which is pretty much an all day event, some days. Today, he’s been really good. NO SIB!

  25. Skymaker69 says:

    @kgaccount As for the more sever SIB, if there is pain behind, the only way to address it is to find the source of pain and treat it. Behaviour analysts rarely consider pain. They think their understanding of behaviour and methods to control it is an ultimate law, but they ignore the biology, which they don’t know of. You need both approaches for certain, even the answers are not yet there, fundamentally, both approaches are required.

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