Regarding your belief that guardianship is good for those who have "asperger's syndrome" REALLY? Plenary Guardianship for Aspies!? Even other autism lobbies have opposed the idea!
People like you are why we have so much human misery in America! This is not what our founding fathers intended and I don't care if think they are rednecks who are dead! Their thinking is way ahead!
That we should deprive young men and women of their decision making capability just because of the word of some quack or because of some quirk they have is cruel and inhumane. Even international bodies have said so!
These people you talk about who have these "problems" are usually having them as the result of A. A lack of discipline B. A lack of socialization, C. ABUSE D. Over stimulation E. Social injustice F. Persecution G. poverty
A combination of those mentioned or other things.
There is no such thing as Asperger's. It was coined by Hans Asperger's who was a nazi war criminal who participated in the extermination of Serbs and Jews. In his medical practice he targeted young children who had unusual behavior yet were gifted. In America we would've stated that these kids were just rambunctious, its just growing up they're developing don't worry.
And of course these kids who you would deprive by the time they went into the world outgrew it. At the very worst, maybe they'd be eccentric but so what? A lot of great people are eccentric! God made us all different and unique but you would want to punish people for God's creation! Just because you can't accept someone of equal worth who is a little different!
And the worst part of all! I think the worst of it is that you diagnose because they were picked on in school!!! WTF!?!?!? Have you been to a public school lately like the ones in Pittsburgh and Philly? Are you telling me that white kids and hispanics in violent schools with majority black populations who are beat up and raped or vice versa, black kids bused to privleged but violent white schools who are lynched and taunted and harassed are now retards with Asperger's?
Are you telling me that the kid who got shot in the school restroom in North Philly by another youngster who was a gangbanger is now an asperger's retard?
Well I mean its in your stupid DSM isn't it? Failure to socialize with Peers? You mean to tell me that students who go to school with drugs and guns and belong to street gangs or hate groups who target other students are now peers?! Students who steal lunch money, who beat up and threaten students are now peers and their victims autistic idiots?
So if my kid goes to a public school, gets beaten up by these "peers" and has trouble socializing for some reason or another now he has autism!?! Now you want to take away his freedom to be a normal adult and have a guardian put over him!?! To be banned from working, moving to nicer town, banned from enjoying equal rights and living the American dream????
And before you go downplaying I want you to know that I have worked for a human rights firm in Boston and we have found incidents of this happening all over America, innocent people ready to go into the world and make there marks, branded as retards with Aspergers, mentally ill Asperger idiots, autistics and just plain nuts and then robbed of their dignity and their wealth all because they were picked on or didn't have enough interests or whatever.
Often times the victims political views and religious beliefs are enough to form a diagnosis of Asperger's or some other "disability" to turn them into poor dishelved walking cancers. that's what happened to a friend of mine... All because he was bullied as a child and was a Christian, they decided they new better. They took away his bank account, forced him on SSI, He went from having six digits in the bank to nothing. All SSI pays him is 680 a month. That is nowhere near enough to live on anywhere! And to top it off, he can't work anymore because he's not allowed. Also he's physically disabled from being over medicated by quacks thanks to commies like you!
I worked with Liberty Task Force in Boston. We got tons of case files of incidents of innocent young men and women, their lives destroyed all thanks to you! Through the years I've met others! I've chronicled it on my blog including one incident where a boy from Rhode Island was isolated verbally abused and blamed on for being picked on.
Today he lives in Utah, is gainfully employed, married and is a father. He takes care of himself, cooks his own food, drives a car, goes to church ETC. All those things a retard with Asperger's couldn't do! All those things the doctors and autism advocates like you say he couldn't do!!! One of the doctors who said he'd never work was an IVY league University professor AND HE WAS WRONG! So THERE! THERES NO SUCH THING AS ASPERGER'S SYNDROME!
Sadly, most of the people I've met don't have a second chance or even a first chance or any chance! I got an email from a man who was diagnosed with this phony baloney disorder and one thing lead to another. He lost his home, his job was on the streets of New York and spend almost a year in Solitary confinement in Rikers Island because he was persecuted by the police for being homeless.
He's still homeless. His guardian and the payee, and the city and state of NY don't care about him. No government worker ever cared about anyone!
I love how in the end of your article you chime on telling them oh, we dont' mean to hurt your feelings. Oh! regardless of perceived ability level, and regardless of worries of offending the adult child. Temporary hurt feelings or misunderstandings can ease! Your an intelligent person we know you mean well! ITS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!!
That's how it always starts.
If they're so intelligent and nice, why do they need to go to a shrink? And for that matter why do they need guardianships? Guardianships were originally intended for people who were clearly stupid or insane or for elderly people who were deteriorating. It wasn't intended for that!
And no! People with disabilities do not get treated mercifully by police or judges that never has happened! Ever hear of Kelly Thomas!?
People who are disabled are more likely to get higher sentences than those who arent. Juries are more likely to condemn them even if they're really innocent and furthermore they are more likely to fall prey to crooked police and judges. And if they're victims, no sympathy is ever ever given!
Guardianship in truth has never benefited anyone but the third part who now has control over this innocent person and his estate. Its all a scam to rob people.
The state of Pennsylvania remains to this day a corrupt sewer of crime and injustice. When I drove into Pittsburgh Last year to visit relatives the first thing my family and I saw was a tent city under the freeway and naked man showering himself! Pittsburgh is overwhelmingly Democrat and hold to your views that government knows best and that those in authority are always right.
Guardian, Asset seizure, it doesn't work. Its mean, its cruel, it doesn't help.