Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Plea for Ayn

This is a very well-written "plea" written by Derek Hoare, the father of Ayn Van Dyk. Ayn, was recently legally kidnapped by the CPS organization in her home town; Abbotsford BC, Canada. This story hits close to home for those of us involved in the Autism world, parents and caregivers of children and loved ones on the Autism spectrum because the only reason given by CPS (child protective services) for Ayn's removal from a SAFE and loving home is that she is exhibiting Autistic behaviors and they claim to be helping Derek by "lightening his load". I am posting this letter in its entirety with express permission from Derek Hoare.

My name is Derek I am a single father of three wonderful young children, aged 9, 10 and 11; my youngest two have both been diagnosed with severe autism. Though a constant and challenging struggle, I have done my best to protect and nurture them, as I love them so much and have dedicated my life to their achievement of happiness. My youngest child is a bright and beautiful little spitfire named Ayn. She has and is blossoming so well here at home and has come so far to overcome her obvious disability, she does however continue to struggle and outburst when in other environments, particularly at school. Ayn is naive and unaware of the dangers that exist in the world at large, so when on Sunday June 12th she escaped the backyard we were very worried for her safety. With each passing moment the likelihood that something terrible had happened increased, as Ayn should stand out from other children easily and should have been quickly spotted. Fortunately Ayn was discovered two doors down playing in a neighbours backyard, the neighbour had taken an afternoon nap which provided Ayn with the ability to play undisturbed. The challenges I have faced in caring for my daughter have been encompassing and life altering, these challenges are very dynamic and new challenges arise as fast as the old one depart. Now with her discovery of the neighbours nearby trampoline and pool, she will undoubtedly seek to return there, vigilance will be required to face this new found challenge, but it is one which I must now face just as I have with each prior challenge and as i would have to with our future challenges as well. As it stands today I may never get that opportunity. This morning (June 16th) two workers from CPS arrived at my home to request that I "voluntarily" give Ayn over to them (she was at school at the time), if I refused they would simply coercively remove her. There should be no illusions here when someone approaches you and says "give me your child or i'm taking her" you should not pretend that any such choice would be done "voluntarily". Within hours of her removal Ayn had hospitalized and drugged with powerful neuroleptics, one of which at double the maximum daily dose. Her whereabouts has been concealed from me, due to me refusing to sign the voluntary agreement. And I will not be given the opportunity to argue before a judge as per why this was a wrongful removal for months. After twelve days of hospitalization, in which the hospital noted "no bruises or evidence of physical abuse and her body status showed no evidence of neglect" , and "Initially there was some suspicion of ADHD along with autistic aggression, but this dissipated as Ayn improved...". The hospital insisted on discharging her (june 28th), she is now in foster care awaiting further hospitalization as the Ministry has waitlisted Ayn for a longer term residential based psychiatric assessment. My little girl is autistic, she does not require a psychiatric assessment, I am aware that she does not understand the dangers that lurk, I love her and I protect her, when Ayn has a tantrum at school it is me they either call in to calm her or send her home to, when she is injured it is to me whom she turns because she "needs a bandage". The greatest successes this little girl has had were nurtured in the home, she loves it here, she loves her brothers and she loves her Dad, It is my firm belief that if our system of child protection has reached a point where a happy thriving child who was not abused and in no need of medicating, can be coercively removed from their family, forcibly medicated within hours, denied access to that family punitively, and the family is given no redress for months potentially years; then we are indeed facing a systemic problem. A problem which unfortunately is not confined to my city or province, nor even my country, for these acts are playing out around the world. Please help me get my little girl back and to address this issue in such a way that it never affects another family again.


I would be forever in your debt,
Derek (July19th)
iconoclast_ensues@yahoo.com
http://www.facebook.com/groups/152278868178942?ap=1
http://www.justiceforayn.com
http://www.justiceforayn.ca

Derek Hoare

Please visit the Facebook page, join the Facebook group, donate to Ayn's Freedom Fund, tweet with me @AynLoves

For just donations:
1:) You can now mail cheques payable to
Ayn's Freedom Fund
67-13822 102 Ave
Surrey, BC
V3T 1P1
2:) click this link:

http://goo.gl/gJ6Sz

3:) Email funds using http://www.hyperwallet.com

4:) Or donate directly to the PayPal account at aynsfreedomfund@gmail.com

Monday Musings – The Derek Hoare Case «

Everybody who's anybody is blogging about Ayn Van Dyk a 9 year old autistic child legally kidnapped by CPS. A grass roots movement on Facebook and Twitter works day and night to bring her home and she needs your help too.
Please help spread awareness for Ayn! She is a 9 year old autistic girl (thriving and loved) removed from her home for ASD behaviours. They've institutionalized her and medicated her without the parents' permission!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/152278868178942?ap=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLCfFjA4FRM&feature=share

Twitter: http://t.co/eRfeHo6 #Autism Follow : @AynLoves #RT

Monday Musings – The Derek Hoare Case «

In The Silence | Kat's Cafe

A very moving literary piece from a special needs mom

In The Silence | Kat's Cafe

Thursday, July 14, 2011

you-leave-me-breadless: The story of Ayn

you-leave-me-breadless: The story of Ayn: "Ayn is a 9 year old girl with 2 siblings, a loving father, and autism. She was removed from her father's care because child services felt he..."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bearshirt Redesigned!! No 911 reference... (Update on AYN)

I have to say to everyone, I am very sorry! I don't know what I was thinking when I designed the former BearShirts directing first-responders to CALL 911. I have redesigned the BearShirt to leave out that very dumb idea to call 911. Everybody knows how to dial 911, if they need to. But the police state that we live in is a very dangerous place for a non-verbal child (or adult!). Please, please, NEVER dial 911 for a domestic special needs situation! NEVER!! I am also redesigning the wallet cards too. I have about 500 right now that say "call 911" and they are going in the trash. So if you order a new t-shirt today there will be a slight delay in receiving your free wallet card, don't worry you will get it, just give me time to have them printed please!! Love to you all and BTW

Don't forget to follow the situation with Ayn Van Dyk, the little 9 year old Autistic girl, legally kidnapped by CPS following a wandering incident. We all know how these innocent kids can be victimized by the government. They are (confirmed by court documents) OVER medicating her as we speak. She has been in CPS custody for over a month now with no contact with her loving daddy Derek, or her mommy Amie, and her parents are working around the clock to raise awareness and get Ayn back home safely. Please take a moment to look at her story, join the Facebook group, sign the petition, donate to her legal fund, Join the Twitter team and tweet for awareness with me @AynLoves




See more links to Ayn' story

http://ronunruhgps.blogspot.com/2011/07/quick-autism-primer-application-to-ayn.html

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/124520804.html#comment-246809275

RoadKill Radio Broadcast

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Autistic teen killed by police following argument with mother | News | Largo News

Police Commission: LAPD Killing of Autistic Man Was Wrong - ktla.com

Police Commission: LAPD Killing of Autistic Man Was Wrong - ktla.com

Autistic Boy Tasered | Parents of autistic boy who was Tasered question police actions - Los Angeles Times

Autistic Boy Tasered | Parents of autistic boy who was Tasered question police actions - Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 8, 2011

Help Bring little Autistic girl back to her daddy

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_152278868178942

This is the sincere request of Derek Hoare begging for your help to return his daughter Ayn back home.
My name is Derek I am a single father of three wonderful young children, aged 9, 10 and 11; my youngest two have both been diagnosed with severe autism. Though a constant and challenging struggle, I have done my best to protect and nurture them, as I love them so much and have dedicated my life to their achievement of happiness. My youngest child is a bright and beautiful little spitfire named Ayn. She has and is blossoming so well here at home and has come so far to overcome her obvious disability, she does however continue to struggle and outburst when in other environments, particularly at school. Ayn is naive and unaware of the dangers that exist in the world at large, so when on Sunday she escaped the backyard we were very worried for her safety. With each passing moment the likelihood that something terrible had happened increased, as Ayn should stand out from other children easily and should have been quickly spotted. Fortunately Ayn was discovered two doors down playing in a neighbours backyard, the neighbour had taken an afternoon nap which provided Ayn with the ability to play undisturbed. The challenges I have faced in caring for my daughter have been encompassing and life altering, these challenges are very dynamic and new challenges arise as fast as the old one depart. Now with her discovery of the neighbours nearby trampoline and pool, she will undoubtedly seek to return there, vigilance will be required to face this new found challenge, but it is one which I must now face just as I have with each prior challenge and as i would have to with our future challenges as well. As it stands today I may never get that opportunity. This morning two workers from CPS arrived at my home to request that I "voluntarily" give Ayn over to them (she was at school at the time), if I refused they would simply coercively remove her. There should be no illusions here when someone approaches you and says "give me your child or i'm taking her" you should not pretend that any such choice would be done "voluntarily". They do not argue that she was abused, they do not argue that she was unnurtured, they simply say that as a single father I have an overwhelming amount of responsibilty and workload, and that Ayn's naivity renders her a danger to herself, and due to me having so much to deal with they should remove her in effect to lighten my workload. It is not argued that Ayn was thriving here, it was not argued that Ayn was failing to improve at home, but that her behaviour was self endangering. My little girl is autistic, I am aware that she does not understand the dangers that lurk, I love her and I protect her, when Ayn has a tantrum at school it is me they either call in to calm her or send her home to, when she is injured it is to me whom she turns because she "needs a bandage". The greatest successes this little girl has had were nurtured in the home, she loves it here, she loves her brothers and she loves her Dad, please help me get my little girl back.
I would be forever in your debt,
Derek iconoclast_ensues@yahoo.com