Autistic Spectrum Digest (Autism) Issue 22, September 2015 - Page 8

TOP STORY What is the latest on Sharisa Kochmeister? an update interview with her father By now many of our readers will be familiar with the case of Sharisa Joy Kochmeisters, who was removed from her family’s care against her will. Her human rights were removed and she was subsequent placed into an entirely unsuitable care facility for patients with Dementia. Sharisa had her own legal guardianship, but has had it taken away by Jefferson County Colorado. We have been in regular touch with her father, Jan Kochmeister, who is desperately campaigning to get his daughter back to the family home and her human rights reinstated. The family has been granted a couple of visits since August 10th. Jan last saw Sharisa on Monday August 17th, four of her friends also made the journey to see her. Jan updated us. 8