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'Wind farm will harm my autistic sons'

The Flixborough Grange wind farm inquiry has heard evidence from a dad who says turbines harm his autistic sons. Trevor Glathorne spent two hours giving his evidence to the Flixborough Grange inquiry at the Kingsway Centre. He said the Bagmoor Farm turbines had already had an unforeseen impact on his twin boys Lewis and Ross, both aged eight.

The Flixborough Grange wind farm inquiry has heard evidence from a dad who says turbines harm his autistic sons.

Trevor Glathorne spent two hours giving his evidence to the Flixborough Grange inquiry at the Kingsway Centre.

He said the Bagmoor Farm turbines had already had an unforeseen impact on his twin boys Lewis and Ross, both aged eight.

Mr Glathorne said: "Our home in Burton Upon Stather has been adapted to enable them to have the best quality of life with the complex disabilities they have."

Autism effects the way sufferers experience noises, sights and sounds, Mr Glathorne said.

He told the inquiry his boys, who attend the St Luke's special school, were at the extreme end of the autism spectrum with a range of secondary problems, such as epilepsy, which can be triggered by stress.

And he said environment changes such as the construction of a new wind farm could cause serious problem.

"That may not seem to be a big deal for some people in this room but for someone with autism it is a big deal." he said.

Inspector John Braithwaite pressed Mr Glathorne about whether the effect of turbines at Bagmoor Farm affected the autistic child... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The Flixborough Grange wind farm inquiry has heard evidence from a dad who says turbines harm his autistic sons.

Trevor Glathorne spent two hours giving his evidence to the Flixborough Grange inquiry at the Kingsway Centre.

He said the Bagmoor Farm turbines had already had an unforeseen impact on his twin boys Lewis and Ross, both aged eight.

Mr Glathorne said: "Our home in Burton Upon Stather has been adapted to enable them to have the best quality of life with the complex disabilities they have."

Autism effects the way sufferers experience noises, sights and sounds, Mr Glathorne said.

He told the inquiry his boys, who attend the St Luke's special school, were at the extreme end of the autism spectrum with a range of secondary problems, such as epilepsy, which can be triggered by stress.

And he said environment changes such as the construction of a new wind farm could cause serious problem.

"That may not seem to be a big deal for some people in this room but for someone with autism it is a big deal." he said.

Inspector John Braithwaite pressed Mr Glathorne about whether the effect of turbines at Bagmoor Farm affected the autistic child more than other changes in his environment.

Mr Glathorne said: "Ross's behaviour changed so dramatically after the turbines went up. He tried to get out at night, he tried to get out of the windows.

"He had never done that before."


Source: http://www.thisisscunthorpe...

FEB 26 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/24816-wind-farm-will-harm-my-autistic-sons
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