Posted February 14, 2019 11:36:23 A story from the Will Smiths Story website about a child in a psychiatric ward who had to go into hiding for six months because of an ‘illness’ that was not connected to autism was widely shared in the media, prompting an inquiry.
But when the story first appeared, the Department of Human Services (DHS) initially said the boy had autism and that the hospitalisation was an “accidental event”.
In a statement sent to ABC News, the department said that, while it was “unaware of any children being in isolation at the time”, the hospital was “aware of the story and has confirmed it is a genuine story”.
“There is a real risk that children in hospital will be isolated, and the DHS understands that, but we can’t control it,” the statement said.
“The department will continue to work with the hospital to ensure the best possible care is provided to each child.”
Will Smith, the author of the Will Smith story, said the hospital had made no attempts to find out what had happened.
He told the ABC the hospital’s decision was a “bad call” and that he had contacted the Department.
Will Smith, author of ‘The Will Smith Story’, said he would not be sharing details of the hospital visit with his story.
“They’ve got the right to keep mum,” he said.
Will Smicht, the former director of the National Autistic Society (NASS), told the program’s hosts that he would be happy to share any information he could about the case.
Will smith, former director NASS, says hospital will not tell him about ‘will smith’ case (ABC News) Will Smithers told the hosts he would rather keep quiet about the story for now.
“I’d rather not talk about it at this stage,” he told the host, Dr Kate Burdett.
Will, who has also written a book about autism, said he did not want to jeopardise the case of the “wisp” boy.
“What’s more, I’d rather they would just let it go than have another child suffer and have it come to this,” he added.
“And that’s what they’ve done.
They’ve been able to keep it quiet for so long.”
‘This is not just a story about my son’ Will Smithes said he was “delighted” the case was being covered by ABC Radio National.
“We are a family of five, and he’s one of our sons.
This is not a story of my son, it’s a story for everyone,” he explained.
Will says he has a message for all parents who fear their children are autistic (ABC Radio National) Will Smith said that if parents did want to speak out about the incident, they could do so by calling the department directly or through the NASS website.
“Just contact the hospital directly,” he advised.
“But if they don’t want to go in, then I would urge parents to contact the NISS, because the government has to know what’s happening.” “
Will Smith told the show he had received many messages from parents concerned about the hospitalising of their children. “
But if they don’t want to go in, then I would urge parents to contact the NISS, because the government has to know what’s happening.”
Will Smith told the show he had received many messages from parents concerned about the hospitalising of their children.
“Some of the people who have been speaking to me are really worried,” he joked.
Will also said he believed the case could be used as a “weapon” against parents with autism, pointing out that some families had been attacked by parents and others had been bullied at school.
Will said it was important for parents to be “proud” of their child.
“This is a story we can be proud of, because it’s something we know that many of us do, and we know it’s true,” he concluded.
Will and his wife, Rose, said they wanted to tell their story to others in the community, so they could help “to help them become more aware of what happens to them”.
Will told the BBC’s Today programme he would like to be able to share more about his experiences with his family.
“That’s a dream I’ve had for the last 25 years,” he acknowledged.