David Cunningham on Simon Baron-Cohen

Site: David Cunningham, the angry parent in Fife, perceives Simon Baron-Cohen to be too pro-government in his writing in the Times, 15 Dec 2007 [link now only works if you can get past a log-in], and asked for his grounds for saying that to be circulated.

PM Brown is my MP and although he has ignored and dumped my son due to the embarrassment of his party’s policies in Scotland he knows that my son is typical of the bulk of people with Autism where my son has received no quality, competent Education for nearly 4 years, locked in the house with only his parents for support.

In the last 18 months, after fighting Gordon Brown’s Fife Social Services for over 10 years they gave my son 16 hours per week of support. The fact that my son’s Psychiatrist Dr Rosemary Logan, son’s Senior Social Work Managers Janice McCrimmond, Dave Lister, Donald Ramsay and Senior Social Worker Arlene Honeyman have all stated that my son’s needs are 24 hour 7 day has had no impact on a system that is now bankrupt.

On Friday the 14th December 2007 (my son’s adult birthday) my son was totally dumped by the PM’s Constituency for Xmas and New Year. All professionals in the PM’s constituency know the situation and despite the fact that the 16 hour per week funding ran out on the 16th October 2007 I received a communication from Senior Managers within the Prime Minister’s Constituency that the Social Service Committee set up and reporting to Mr Stephen Moore Director of Prime Minister’s Fife Social Services had again rejected the package for my son. BUT IT IS WORSE THAN THAT. SENIOR SOCIAL WORK MANAGERS JANICE MCCRIMMOND, AND DAVE LISTER HAVE ASSESSED MY SON AS REQUIRING 24 HOUR 7 DAY PER WEEK SERVICES. YET THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THEIR BOSS’S TO ONLY APPLY FOR 33% OF 24/7. SO MR STEPHEN MOORE DIRECTOR OF FIFE SOCIAL SERVICES NOT ONLY KNOW’S THAT 66% OF MY SON’S NEEDS WERE REMOVED BUT WORSE MR MOORE EVEN REFUSED TO APPROVE THE 33%.

SO SINCE THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2007 ALL FUNDING FOR MY SON RAN OUT. BUT IN A DESPERATE EFFORT TO COVER UP MR MOORE KNOWS THAT ONE OF HIS MANAGERS MR JIM BURKE IS REFUSING TO HAND OVER £7,803-40p OF FUNDING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT. THE CORRUPT PM’S CONSTITUENCY WANT TO MAKE OUT THAT FUNDING IS STILL LEFT EVEN ALTHOUGH THE SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE ALREADY SPENT THE MONEY PRE 14TH OCTOBER 2007. SO PROFESSOR BARON-COHEN THIS IS THE REALITY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY PUBLIC SERVICES ARE LYING THROUGH THEIR BACK TEETH TO PAINT A LOVELY XMAS SCENE. …

NHS Fife have also refused to support the bulk of my son’s needs over the last 4 years Professor James McGoldrick and Dr Francis Elliot have stolen over £27k of my son’s health budget. A budget that instead had to be fund raised through Car Boot Sales and Jumble Sales. Dr Elliot Director of NHS Fife Services has also personally intervened with our GP.

So in conclusion please will the 2400 on my distribution list pass this e-mail round the world.