In Canada, an autistic girl’s aide went to a psychic who said a girl with a name starting in “V” was being molested by a 23- to 26-year-old male. The aide told the principal who called in sexual abuse investigators, who found nothing.
Barrie resident Colleen Leduc has pulled her 11-year-old daughter, Victoria Nolet, out of school.
Severely autistic, Victoria doesn’t speak. She is never unsupervised and does not associate with adult men.
The school officials apparently linked the psychic’s warning with Victoria’s behavior.
Leduc added some of the behaviour her daughter displays is normal for young girls with autism, including putting her hands down her pants and gyrating against staff members.
“All of these are very, very … common in a child with autism, especially when they’re going into adolescence,” Leduc said. “She really has no inhibitions.”
Leduc said there are boys in Victoria’s class who exhibit similar behaviour, but when she asked if the CAS had been notified about those potential cases, she was told they had not.
Leduc would like an apology.