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The Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:

The petition of the undersigned, Silent No More BC, of the the Province of B.C., states that:  Whereas people with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome are permanently being resided in isolation cells, and that these people are not treated with dignity and receiving treatments and services pertinent to their diagnosis, according to best practices, and that qualified Autism Specialists are not being used.

Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House ensure that the rights of these patients are upheld.  We call on the government of British Columbia to launch a full and independent inquiry into the treatment of people with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome in Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals in British Columbia, and to make it illegal to have people with Autism, Aspergers or any mental health diagnosis to permanently reside in isolation cells.

Signed,

Chahna Verney

This petition closed over 2 years ago

How this will help

1 in about 84 people in Canada are in the "Autistic Spectrum".  Isolation is not treatment!!! We're taking a stand because these people are human beings who have rights to treatment according to...

1 in about 84 people in Canada are in the "Autistic Spectrum".  Isolation is not treatment!!! We're taking a stand because these people are human beings who have rights to treatment according to their diagnosis.  The current hospitals practices are denying fundamental basic human rights. If anybody in the community did these things they woulod be arrested. We absolutely will not let this happen to the people you love a care about as it has happened to us.  You make the difference, please sign the petition now!

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