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HASblindness, helplessness and abuse. This Sunday, March 24, the journal Restricted zoneoffered by Ophélie Meunier on M6, devotes its total abstract to a damning documentary on incapacity care in France, which depicts a succession of significant and stunning conditions.

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The documentary begins with Sandrine, a single mom of little Arthur, 7 years previous, who’s severely autistic. Cries, blows… Sandrine's each day life is punctuated by violence. “He has nothing to do with it,” this destitute mom instantly signifies. “Arthur is in a bubble that is not mine. » She tried to find a place in an institution for her child, in vain. The only solution proposed by the administration is for his son to go to kindergarten, in a traditional environment. Too turbulent, Arthur disrupted his class. The teacher no longer wanted to welcome him.

Determined to obtain answers and a place for her child, Sandrine then tried to contact the administrations: no reaction. She goes all out. This mother then threatens to chain herself in front of a building of the Regional Health Agency. Surprise: the managers agree to meet her, outside the building.

When the French state is not there, there is exile

Throughout the country, the observation is the same: the 1,300 medical-educational institutes (IME) scattered across the territory are full to bursting. Virginie and Kevin are parents of two children, both disabled. Their son, Jules, has been waiting for a place for four years. “My little boy is 7 years old and he is already rejected by society. I have a very bad time,” laments Virginie, who, along with her husband, needed to make the tough choice to ship her eldest youngster lots of of kilometers from dwelling, to Belgium.

“Since then, we have only seen our child two days every two months,” she stated, moved to tears, after the screening organized by M6. But the outcomes are there: their son is making appreciable progress on this atmosphere the place every little thing appears designed for the kid's well-being.

In the flat nation, the cash allotted to a toddler in an institution is 80,000 euros per 12 months. 30,000 euros greater than in France, as indicated within the documentary. “We have become a third world country,” Kevin, the daddy, tells us. When we arrived in Belgium, we felt like we had been leaving hell to reach in paradise. »

Collapsed ceilings, unsanitary situations…

Some professionals are desperately attempting to maneuver the strains. Olivier labored in an IME in Narbonne. In his institution, the ceiling of a classroom collapsed, as did a fire. The kids “eat, work and are changed in the same room”. Some photos are tough to have a look at. READ ALSO Autism: “We are only offered pieces of string”

Olivier alerted National Education and its administration. He would have been requested to maintain quiet. In this documentary, the skilled decides to convey the mother and father collectively so as to break the silence by displaying them the situations wherein their kids stay. Shocked by the photographs they see, they need to go to the constructing. Categorical refusal. Families don’t have any alternative however to go away their kids in these establishments as a result of there are not any locations elsewhere. A dramatic vicious circle which tends to extend institutional mistreatment.

Their son in intensive look after a month

This variety of Restricted zone takes an much more severe flip with the testimony of Gaëtan, father of a 27-year-old youngster affected by autism. He reveals – supporting paperwork and testimonies – that his son was the sufferer of mistreatment inside his institution, to the purpose of sending him to intensive look after a month.

“We arrived at the hospital and our son was in a coma,” his mom tells us following the screening. “He's a good one, our child, and they destroyed him for us. I'm so angry with them. » The photos are chilling: the young man's body is covered in bruises and his shoulder is fractured. “In the world of disability, it is so much easier to be malicious because there is no return” from the sufferer, lament the mother and father.

Complaints had been filed and an ARS report was drawn up. But solely suggestions got. No sanctions. Since then, their youngster has returned to stay together with his mother and father, forcing them to fully cease their skilled actions.

But the investigation of Restricted zone doesn’t cease there, the final a part of the documentary, which we’ve got not watched, guarantees to convey to mild one other scandal, monetary this time, which might splash even on state providers. Part of the help meant for disabled individuals can be stolen from them… “We hope that this investigation will make a difference,” declare the households of the victims.