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06-18-2008, 12:25 PM
If this doesn't take the cake, I don't know what would!

Read it to believe it! (http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_23845.aspx)

CityNews Exclusive: The Mother, The Child, The School Board And The Psychic

Colleen Leduc already had a lot going against her. The Barrie woman was holding down a job while struggling to raise her autistic 11-year-old daughter. She couldn't afford to give the child the intensive therapy she needed, and was forced to send her to a public school in the area.

So she was completely unprepared for what happened to her and the youngster, an almost unbelievable tale of red tape involving a strange claim from a teaching assistant, a bizarre decision by a school board, a visit from the Children's Aid Society (CAS) and most improbably of all, the incorrect pronouncements of a psychic.

Leduc's weird tale began on May 30, when she dropped young Victoria off for class at Terry Fox Elementary and headed in to work, only to receive a frantic phone call from the school telling her it was urgent she come back right away.

The frightened mother rushed back to the campus and was stunned by what she heard - the principal, vice-principal and her daughter's teacher were all waiting for her in the office, telling her they'd received allegations that Victoria had been the victim of sexual abuse - and that the CAS had been notified.

How did they come by such startling knowledge? Leduc was incredulous as they poured out their story.

"The teacher looked and me and said: 'We have to tell you something. The educational assistant who works with Victoria went to see a psychic last night, and the psychic asked the educational assistant at that particular time if she works with a little girl by the name of "V." And she said 'yes, I do.' And she said, 'well, you need to know that that child is being sexually abused by a man between the ages of 23 and 26.'"

Victoria, who is non-verbal, had also been exhibiting sexualized behaviour in class, actions which are known to be typical of autistic behavior. (See other typical actions here) That lead authorities to suspect she had a bladder infection that may have somehow been related to the 'attack.'

Leduc was shaken by the idea. "It's actually your worst nightmare your child being violated," she admits. "So for them to even suggest that, and that be my worst nightmare, it was horrific."

But things got worse when school officials used the "evidence" and accepted the completely unsubstantiated word of the seer by reporting the case to Children's Aid, which promptly opened a file on the family.

"They reported me to Children's Aid," Leduc declares, still disbelieving. "Based on a psychic!"

06-18-2008, 12:31 PM

06-18-2008, 12:32 PM
OMG! I just now posted this as a serious discussion in GD. I also used an End Days device. Maybe we are psychic! :D

06-18-2008, 12:33 PM
They should bring back tar and feathers as a warning to other morons.

06-18-2008, 03:01 PM
Just to be clear, Barrie is in Ontario, I believe. CAS is a private agency, that I assume the provincial government contracts protective services out to. In the US, the states are mandated to provide their own CPS program-foster care can be contracted out, but PS can't, although some states have CPS working directly with the police (Florida does).

CAS does provide foster care and other services in the US, though. They brought the first child abuse case back in the 1800s, by using animal welfare laws to make a case.

06-18-2008, 08:59 PM
I know it's difficult to get help with autistic children. How sad that this poor mother couldn't afford the special treatment needed for her child. Many situations can be made so much better with early intervention.

What morons----to believe the psychic. This is one of the many reasons I stopped teaching after 18 months and totally switched careers.:rolleyes: