Sunday, September 23, 2012

Severely Autistic Teen May Face Homelessness

Horrific story from Canada.

Miles Kirsh is a 19-year-old Thornhill teen with autism who functions at the level of a 3-year-old.
Miles Kirsh
He is largely non-verbal and responds to stressful situations by shrieking, biting himself, slapping surfaces, ripping his clothing and occasionally destroying property.
Since Sept. 5, he has been living in a group home for developmentally disabled adults near Barrie. But on Oct. 1, emergency community funding to cover his $400-per-day care runs out.
His frantic parents, who have separated due to the pressures of raising their severely disabled son, sold the family home at the end of August and are no longer able to care for him.
They say one provincial bureaucrat told them they could drop off Miles at a shelter.

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