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From The Irish Examiner

Autism rights advocate Fiona Pettit O’Leary said she was horrified after learning that a young man with autism had to be detoxed after being taken out of residential care.

The man’s case is highlighted in the first report of the confidential recipient for the health service, prominent disability campaigner Leigh Gath.

The man, who is non- verbal, was taken out of community-based services “for assessment” and then put on sedation medication.

He never had more than a headache pill in the previous 25 years but had to be hospitalised twice because of the medication.

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