Um, I wanted to do this today because I needed to do it during business hours and I only have a few minutes because I have work to do, but yesterday in court there was some things that happened that were very upsetting to me, I kind of touched on them yesterday, I want to go into them a little bit more today.
One of the things that was, um, requested of the judge last year, we haven’t been to court since January of ’17, so it’s March of ’18, um, she sent us a letter with these ridiculous demands, um, that have no bearing legally and have no, um, they’re no per any Kentucky state law and they’re also not per CPS, um, recommendations. This is just something that she did, on a whim, um, based on the forensic evaluations that said that there were no, um, psychological or mental issues, but that they were concerned with, um, I guess how eccentric I was, you know, she said, this is my opinion, not my professional diagnosis.
A while back, Nicole found a boilerplate “cease and desist” request online, altered it a little bit, so it made even less sense than the original, printed it out, forged Joe’s signature to it and sent it to me.
I explained to her then that a cease and desist letter from a regular person is a request. A cease and desist letter from a lawyer is a request. A letter from a judge is an order.
She seriously needs to read all that again and take heed. She is defying a court order.
We’re not allowed to have those records, but I’m just going to share this conversation with you, um, that went on in court.
Uh, the case worker was asked if the, they recommended that CHILD ONE, CHILD TWO, and CHILD THREE be evaluated by Weisskopf. If you’re local to the area, and have children with disabilities, you know what Weisskopf is, if not, just Google it, because I’m not going to get into it right now.
Um, but they wanted them to be evaluated by Weisskopf. Well, you can’t get into Weisskopf without a physician’s referral, and we took our son, to, CHILD ONE, the one who, the older one who they wanted to be recommended to the physician and said, “Hey, do you suspect any of this, can you give us a referral?” She said, no, there is none.
We didn’t just take him to any physician. We took him to the physician that the Cabinet uses, the one that all the foster kids in the area go through this doctor, that’s what CPS uses, that’s the doctor. We didn’t pick our own, um, doctor, and there is no referral.
And here’s a question I’ve had about this all along. Did Nicole bother to tell the doctor that the judge had ordered this? I suspect she didn’t.
So, the conversation went like this, um, the guardian ad litem, Susan Striebel, asked the Cabinet if that had been done. And she said, the Cabinet said, no. And, um, she, told the Cabinet, told Susan Striebel exactly that. She’s like, well did the doctor know about the, um, Dr. McCreary’s evaluation. And the Cabinet worker said, that, no, those records have been sealed.
And this Susan Striebel says, yeah, but you have access to them because you’re a worker, um, but the doctor doesn’t. Those have not been released to the doctor, and if you gave the doctor a letter that said the parents suffer from no mental eval – you know, no mental, er, uh, psychological issues, but you know, let’s just for fun, let’s have the other children, um, taken to Weisskopf with no medical basis. She’s never met them, it never went off of any recommendation anywheres else, it just came out of something she read in Susan Striebel’s notes, so the guardian ad litem made a suggestion on children she’s never, um, met, to a psychologist who has never met my children who then referred the letter to court to the judge who’s never met my children to have a psychological, um, evaluation done that you can’t do without a referral, um, even though the person who has interviewed my children and investigated my children for three years says it’s not necessary. The doctor who examined my child says it’s not necessary, but the three people who don’t know my children use it specifically, it states, my opinion.
It’s not even like we have evidence or anything or concerns, it’s just “my opinion is.”
That’s what psychological evaluations are: opinions. Psychology is not like neuroscience. You can’t cut somebody open, or x-ray them and find their schizophrenia or their personality disorder. There are no lab tests for bi-polar disorder.
So what I’m gonna do real quick just to, um, because I’m hoping, I don’t know if, if, Judge Shan Embry watches this, or has been told about this, but please, just for fun, let’s just do this real quick, um, while I have a moment.
What follows here is ridiculous in the extreme. She demonstrates that if you call Weisskopf, they tell you that to get a child evaluated, you have to have a physican’s referral. We get it. We got it a long time ago.
[Switches video picture from herself to her phone lying on the table.]
And it did work. Okay. If it’s hard to hear, this is the phone number: 502-588, and you can see I called a bunch of times earlier today because I wanted to know exactly what to, um, to post here, for what numbers because you gotta post a whole bunch of numbers.
PHONE: . . . the Weisskopf Center, our hours are 8 a.m to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. . . .prescriptions or refills are only filled Monday through Thursday. If you are calling from a physician’s office or hospital, press 1. . . . regarding developmental services, including ADHD and autism, press 2, for information regarding genetic and metabolic disorders. . . press 3, for medical records or billing, press 4
NICOLE: (unclear, presses some numbers, it’s unclear to me what she’s doing)
PHONE: If you have. . . refilled, press 5, if you need further assistance, press 0. Thank you for calling the Weisskopf Center, our office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm. . .
NICOLE: All right, sorry about that. My phone just decided to glitch. So let’s just try that again.
We know we want option 2, so let’s just do this.
Anyways, you can call this number and verify all this yourself, this is the number to Weisskopf
[She calls again and presses Option 2]
PHONE: If you are interested in having a child evaluated at the Weisskopf Center, please have the child’s medical doctor fax a referral to our doctors. The fax number is XXXXXXX. Upon receipt of referral, an application will be mailed to the parents or legal guardian. Once the complete application has been returned to the Weisskopf Center and has been processed, your child will be added to the waiting list to be scheduled. If you are calling to confirm or check the status of a developmental appointment, press 1.
NICOLE: Once the application is received. You can only get an application if you submit a doctor referral. Doctor wouldn’t refer. She said no. So you can’t get an application without a doctor’s referral and when you do, there is a waiting list. If you are local, and you have been on a waiting list for Weisskopf, you know how long that waiting list is.
It is not fair to my children, it is not fair to anybody else’s children for me to manipulate the system to get my children in on the fast track when people with actual children with develop, with actual developmental issues are trying to get into this facility. I have called clients who have had a year, a year and a half on some, trying to get in to Weisskopf. It’s been one issue there, one issue there, it’s waiting list is incredibly long, it’s difficult to get into.
Ah, now we get to something. What’s the “fast track,” Nicole? The fast track where you actually tell the primary care physician that you have a fucking court order? That fast track? The fast track where when they know there is a court order involved, they get the kid in for an evaluation pronto? That one? Yeah.
For the judge to request for me to do something that I am not capable of doing and to demand that even a doctor, even if she was just to say, judge’s orders, I order you to do this, which is unethical but you know, but hey, we’re not talking ethics here, everybody’s doing whatever they want, to fast track my children, um, everybody has seen or interacted with CHILD ONE, whether it be just a few videos here and there or in person know that he’s a bit quirky, he’s probably on the autism spectrum, but he’s not in need of services. There are children who need those services more and they’re not gonna get those services if other children like mine are given the services instead.
Um, I can assure you that CHILD ONE does not need it.
Please note that Nicole says her child is “probably on the autism spectrum,” but she does not give a single damn and absolutely refuses to get him any sort of help or get her or Joe any help at all in dealing with the very unique problems that situation creates. She doesn’t care. She won’t do it. Just like she will not take her children to the dentist for checkups because hell, let their teeth rot out of their heads. It’s good enough for her, so it should be okay for them.
I am going out on a limb here, but I bet those kids don’t have toothbrushes.
Her kids don’t go to doctors because Mom and Dad can do it all, manage a child on the “autism spectrum,” manage two other children with obvious speech delays, sew up wounds, treat serious burns, but if Mamma needs to go to the hospital, well, that’s a different story.
The other two, it was a speech delay and I will address their speeches here, um, soon, but this is something I wanted to be, um, you know, I wanted to address because I really want this case to be closed, it should be closed by all practical purposes, um, the Cabinet is asking for it to be closed, and it’s not being closed for whatever, um, for, um, forgot, oh, for these four or five things that I want to address.
Um, the conversation that happened in court yesterday with the Cabinet worker and Susan Striebel, the guardian ad litem, was, um, was frustrating. And I sat there trying, wanting to say something, um the Cabinet, for some reason, didn’t speak up and correct Susan Striebel, my attorney just sat there going (shrugs) and, um, didn’t say anything at all, like at all, because he actually doesn’t know because he has no idea what’s going on in our case because he’s off doing his own thing, which, whatever. Which is why we fired him last night because his lack of commitment to this case, um, he’s a great lawyer, if you’re guilty of something, he’s the plea deal man, he’ll get you off on anything no matter what you do. If you are innocent, you’re screwed. And we’ve learned that now almost three years into this.
If their attorney was actually present, I’m going out on another limb. I would suggest that if you want your attorney to be “committed” to your case, it’s quite helpful if you pay him. If Nicole in fact fired him, he’s probably the happiest man in Kentucky today.
But anyways, the whole point of this video, I’ve got to go, I will update more on a few other things, but um yeah, so that one, that thing about the evaluations I was told I was, um, not obeying, disobeying judge’s orders because I didn’t do what I just showed you I, um, can’t do.
So, um, I will, I’ll be posting some documents, I’ve been super busy so, I know I say I’m gonna make a blog, I will, I’ll get to it, but don’t pull any time lines. Um, but I’ll post my son’s medical report from the doctor that actually has been in, um, CPS has had it, the courts have had it for a year now because it was a year ago he had the evaluation when this was requested, so anyways, any questions in the comments, I’ll address them and I’ll talk to you later.