Category Archives: ACLU

Meeting with CPS investigator

I am under investigation again. For using pressure point holds on my son when I feel that he is a danger to himself or others.

Oh, and for my blog.  Because it might be detrimental to his mental health.

The blog, which our son doesn’t have access to unless he is on technology that he isn’t supposed to use has been instrumental in getting him the services that he needs.

I feel like I am being harassed by this agency.  I am not certain that I understand why I am being targeted.

Is it because I use my voice to say when people are doing things wrong?

Is it because they actually believe that I am beating my son?  Because the allegations aren’t that I am beating him.  The allegations are that I am restraining him.  That I am provoking a response.from David in order to have something to write about on my blog. That I am telling him too many times that I love him.  That I hug him.

You know what?  I would love to never write another word on this blog regarding mental health issues, regarding system failures, and advocating for mental health care.  I would love that.  Alas, that is a pipe dream.

So I have to wait a week for the investigator.  I have to wait until at least next Monday to see if “services are required” in which case, I could be listed on an “abuse and neglect” list for 10 years.

All of this.  Is detrimental to his care.  Being allowed to make patently false allegations is detrimental.  Having the social worker from CPS be so adversarial in a meeting that I felt seriously uncomfortable, and at risk of alienation.

I think that they want to shut down my website so that they can shut me up.  They will do this by discrediting me in any way that they can.

What am I missing?  What have I done that is so awful that it warrants this kind of treatment?  This kind of investigation?

I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be an investigator of allegations of abuse.  I wouldn’t want to do the job.  Where it comes to our son, our lives are pretty much an open book.  We try to be as transparent as we can with our activities so that this kind of thing won’t be an issue.

Was mental illness Blaec Lammers’ only crime? – CNN.com

Has society gone too far in de-institutionalization? Prison is not the place for our son to get any sort of help with his mental illness. Do I agree with the parents?  Yes.  They were afraid for their son’s life.  Did he deserve prison for this purchase? Do we pro-actively lock away people because they might… Continue Reading

flies, cows and pissed off about a concussion

There is a saying… “It only takes one fly to annoy a cow…” So, back in September 2011, my daughter sustained a concussion when she hit her head on the boat dock at the lake. With the latest concussion due to the assault last week, it could be weeks before she recovers.  Currently she is… Continue Reading

don’t feel stupid yet? they think we are…

When my wife came home from work and checked her personal email, she discovered a copy of the prior written notice had been emailed to her.  And evidently it had been emailed to me as well.  To an account that I never use to communicate with the district.  Very frustrating. As to the content of… Continue Reading

>A new day

>Starting tomorrow, we will be home-schooling our youngest until which time we can get the public school in our district to accept him and his disabilities. Anyone know anybody associated with the ACLU? How about the NAACP? The reason I ask, is because my son’s civil rights have been violated. He is diagnosed with a… Continue Reading