You knew someone that was neglecting their child?
A friend of mine (JAY) is very upset with another friend of ours (EMM) and wants to call CPS on her. JAY has told her that she needs to stop partying so much and take care of her child, but she doesn't listen and does it anyway.
Normally it wouldn't be a big deal or whatever, but her and her mother go out and party while they leave the 2 year old there with her brother that has autism and her dad that suffers from brain damage from a car accident while she is out until 2 or 3 every morning.
I don't know because I never visit EMMs house, I just see her around sometimes. JAY has been in her house several times and says that the brother and the dad are not capable of taking care of the 2 year old properly. She said that if the child gets hurt in any kind of way that they freak out on the brother with autism and yell and scream at him. If the baby gets into anything while they are gone out they yell and scream at him for that too. JAY says she has witnessed this.
JAY says that she thinks its neglect and I am kind of with her on that if the conditions of dad and brother are as bad as they say they are. I say that if someone is not capable of living on their own then they should not be watching a toddler at all.
This is not a stab at people with autism, but by JAYs description of the people, this is not high-functioning autism, but its not non-verbal either. I just don't know what advice to give to her.