Petition update

A message from Osime's mother Joan

Autistic Inclusive Meets

Jun 11, 2020 — 

Please sign the petition attached, this is Joan Martin the mother of Osime, the autistic man wrongly imprisoned and awaiting deportation to Jamaica.

We MUST stop this! Osime is highly vulnerable.

See Joan video here:

Words from Joan here:

"Good day/evening my Friends, Please do not let up on sharing and signing my son’s petition for justice, dignity and human rights. The authorities and institutions have had their foot on his neck for many years, because of his lifelong mental health conditions he is choking in isolation; he is being stifled, regardless of his autism.

The result of the isolation and treatment, being inflicted upon him, is resulting in the breath being squeezed out of mine and my family lives, because we have and continue to do all that’s within our power, to engage with the powerful authorities, who have stifled all our attempts, through bureaucracy, and indifference to my son’s mental health condition.

We need justice for this vulnerable autistic man, your help and voice is all that I have to hold onto, so I thank you for your invaluable support.

Let me share with you a snapshot of some of the failings from professionals and the education system; although my son’s autism predates this.

When he was assessed by his school, at age 9, at every level of assessment, it was shown that his age abilities were significantly lower than his peers, and it was identified that he had additional significant needs, yet he was left to suffer throughout his school journey, although, at every stage they verbally conveyed to me that he was doing well, and it was not until he was age 16, and preparing to leave school that they released, upon my request, the reports showing how challenged Osime is.

Snapshot, age 9:

Child’s Skills in comparison to his/her peers
Attention and listening skills:

On a 1-1 basis (poorer than most peers)
In a small group (Significantly poorer than most peers)
As part of the whole class (Significantly poorer than most peers)
Understanding spoken instructions:
On a 1-1 basis (poorer than most peers)
In a small group (Significantly poorer than most peers)
As part of the whole class (Significantly poorer than most peers)
Expressive language
Is the child able to express his/her ideas?
On a 1-1 basis (Significantly poorer than most peers)
In a group (Significantly poorer than most peers)

The above were only some of the areas, my autistic son was found to be struggling with and yet the education system only pigeonholed him as a problem pupil, with only punitive approach throughout his schooling.

Now my autistic son is suffering in prison.


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