Cornwall Ontario – You’d think as empty as Cornwall Square usually is they’d be happy to have anyone shopping, but sadly an incident occurred involving a mom of an autistic boy.
Apparently a security guard took issue with loud noises from the child and not only asked them to leave, but walked with them into the parking lot to make sure they left.
For mother Marilyn Ortiz the experience didn’t improve much as she returned Tuesday to talk to mall management.
CFN contacted Karen Burns who confirmed we’d get an email from Julie Mayer today, but that email never arrived. We simply wanted to give Cornwall Square an opportunity to respond to this story which we extended the deadline on with no response.
Ms Ortiz took to social media with over 100 comments registered between her page and others with most of the comments being supportive to the plight of Children with Autism and their families.
Marilyn said that she may be consulting Cornwall Paralegal Daniel Moak about initiating a Human Rights Tribunal case.
We asked her how she felt this should evolve and her final words during our interview were:
I want there to be more awareness and acceptance for anyone with special needs or disabilities of any kind.
And for people to understand that not all disabilities are visible or clear to notice and that doesn’t mean that they are any less equal if they are.