Imagine if Kim’s parents hadn’t found a different school for her. Would she still be a “learning disabled” high school student today, struggling with her studies? How many kids out there are doing just that because they don’t have the opportunity to go to another school?
According to this document, an employer who refused to hire or retain a mentally ill person, even if he were acting strangely due to use of psychiatric drugs would be in violation of the Convention.
Autism has become a diagnosis that is more prevalent in the U.S and the use of psychotropic drugs poses a threat to the well-being of these children.
The number of children being diagnosed with autism is ever increasingly on the rise. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that autism is almost twice as common as it was five years ago.