It is really difficult to understand what the mother of an autistic 11-year-old boy is going through, who managed to escape through the care facility but drowned in a pond nearby and lost his life.
The case is of young Julian Stacey, who was an autistic patient and was living his life with a brain memory of a one or two year old. Despite knowing that Julian has already escaped the facility three times earlier and was at risk of performing the action again, the care facility he was living in, could not take efficient preventive actions.
The facts when came to Ms. Natasha Stacey, mum of the autistic boys, left her with a terrible feeling and she felt to the ground.
Ms. Stacey was informed about the incidence by the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner, Ms. Tania Thomas, who while clearing all the leads into the investigation informed her that the staff of the Spectrum Care home lacked sufficient measures to prevent his escape.
In February 2010, he finally escaped from the backyard of the facility and unfortunately fell in to the pond that was situated at a distance of 250m from the building. He drowned in the duck pond and lost his life.
Speaking from her Auckland home yesterday, Ms. Stacey said that "The whole system failed Julian. They got too used to him. To me it seemed they got lazy".
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