Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Our Day in Court, Part 2

We are now free from all state intervention!

The state attorney generals office lawyer stated that they were satisfied that we have come very far and have completed all requirements. Their recommendation: close the case.

The children's lawyer agreed. My lawyer concurred. And Robin's lawyer suggested that the case against us be closed as well.

I admit that I was on pins and needles waiting for the judge to rule. Her comments were that we have all learned a lot in dealing with a family with so many Autistic children (we found out about all the children during all this). What sources of help are available and confessed that the court has learned a lot as well.

Now we are free from people coming to the house checking up on us, in the beginning it was twice a day from the state and we had people that were required to stay with Robin while I was at work.

It's been a long hard journey, but this is not the end. Really it's just the beginning for us as average Joe's, with six Autistic children that is!



irene said...

Great news! It's amazing how "good" can often come out of frustrating circumstances. Apparently, your family and community have all benefited through increased awareness/knowledge. I know there's a long road ahead for you (us all). Your family is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to here this is over. That must be a big relief. I would be so stressed with a gov't worker following me around, studying my every move as I dealt with spilled food, etc. and all that a day at our house brings.

I'm glad some good came out of this too. I plan to order t-shirts when our finances get better. I've been in denial about the degree of my son's autism and need for one, but after taking him out to dinner for his sister's birthday, I'm seeing he has plenty of issues to draw attention to himself, like making loud blowing sounds, and me needing to hold him, and him running for the bathroom cuz his tummy hurts real bad right now! I have aspergers and considered getting one for myself, but didn't want everyone to know about my aspergers. My son(age), the same. He said it would be fun to wear, "Be nice to me I bite." But he doesn't want to have to answer yes if someone asks if he has autism. He hasn't been formally diagnosed and doesn't want to be.

Anyway, I was thinking of the t-shirts and your family as we ate out.

Take care,

jules said...

Great news!
We've had our share of "making sure we're ok".
Thanks for letting me know there are others out there!