The mother of a 9-year-old autistic child is installed at the top of a crane, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, in Colomiers in Haute-Garonne. She protests against the drop in the additional allowance from which she benefits.
It was in the middle of the night, at 4 a.m., that Muriel Lasserre, the mother of a 9-year-old autistic child, climbed a crane to settle at the top, in Colomiers in Haute-Garonne, on the boulevard de Europe near the Ramassiers station.
The child, diagnosed with autism on his 2nd birthday, also suffers from asthma and sleep apnea. This is why, according to her mother, the reduction in the additional allowance from which she benefits from the MDPH (Departmental House for the Disabled) is totally unjustified. This single mom says she could not attend, as she was entitled to, the meeting of the commission that made this decision.
The Disabled Citizen’s Collective, which supports a seizure of the MDPH and the Ministry of Health and Solidarity, has not received a response. “Faced with the contempt displayed by the institutions and the endangering of her son’s health, the mother resigned herself to putting her life in danger, for lack of other solutions”, explains the Collective. Muriel, the mother, climbed to the top of the crane with a knee prosthesis.
The mom assures us that she won’t come back down until she gets a personalized compensation plan based on her son’s needs and stays on top of the crane for as long as needed.
At the end of June, an “exhausted” mother from the Gers of two severely disabled children climbed up a crane to ask for help in front of the Purpan hospital in Toulouse. Her action enabled her to obtain accommodation in Haute-Garonne so that her children can benefit from care.