Petition update

James remains in straps in hospital. It's his 15th day. Please read and share.

Bronwyn Pascoe
Australia

Dec 7, 2014 — Thank you all for your continued support. James remains in hospital – this is his 15th day.

We met with DHS on Friday. We put forward a proposal for James' rehabilitation and return to home – but they're still refusing to fund carers or an adequate housing option.

This week has been one of the hardest of our lives - seeing our boy go through this preventable trauma has been heartbreaking.

But your help has kept us going. More than 50,000 people have signed our change.org petition now, and media are picking up the story: Channel 7 News, Herald Sun, The Age, Daily Mail, UK's Independent, New Zealand Herald and many others.

The new Premier Daniel Andrews was asked about our case at a press conference on Friday. He and his Health Minister promised to get briefed on it, and look into it.

We really appreciate all your help so far. If you could write a message to Daniel Andrews on his Facebook page asking him to step in and properly fund our care to get James home – we know he has the power to fix this situation.

Here is the link where you can leave a message: https://www.facebook.com/DanielAndrewsMP

Alternatively, please email a message to senior staffer at DHS Brendan Fogarty, who has been denying our plea for better care: Brendan.Fogarty@dhs.vic.gov.au

Thank you so much for your help.

Bronwyn and Allan

P.S. Here are some of the links to media about James' case - please do forward them on and help us get more signatures on the petition.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/25698594/familys-plea-for-help-over-autistic-son/

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/greensborough-man-with-autism-shackled-in-hospital-after-parents-say-pleas-ignored/story-fnglenug-1227145004778

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/young-australian-man-with-autism-chained-to-a-hospital-bed-for-14-days-9906843.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2861498/Prisoners-treated-better-s-autistic-Parents-desperate-plea-help-disabled-son-shackled-hospital-bed-14-days.html


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