I have now been billed by E-Bay, Inc. for the Autism discrimination and Title III Americans With Disabilities Act violations E-Bay and PayPal jointly committed against me, their unfair trade and business practices, and violation of the federal injunction previously entered against PayPal -- even though PayPal remedied this, E-Bay refuses to do the same.
As a result, my husband, a licensed Florida attorney, attempted to get Autism acccess and Title III Americans With Disabilities Act Autism access for me to navigate with my Florida bank, Region's Bank, to inform them I have a dispute with E-Bay and E-Bay is NOT authorized to take ANY money from my Region's Bank account, and that any prior authorization through which I was fraudulent induced to authorize this has been revoked.
Region's Bank, in Florida (legal counsel headquarters in Alabama), told my husband that they do not have to commply with Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act to give any people with Autism communication accommodations access, and that even if the person were a disabled person confined to a hospital, that unless the person could physically travel 40-80 miles to go into a Region's Bank in person, Region's Bank can allow and facilitate the Grand theft and financial exploitation of money be taken from the vulnerable Autism person's bank account that the person expressly is NOT authorizing or for which has attempted to comunicate a revocation of authorization.
My husband then discovered that Region's Bank in Florida just recently received a scathing letter from the Federal Reserve in Atlanta, Georgia. He advised me that if Region's Bank was refusing to comply with Title III ADA Autism access civil rights as means to carry out an Unfair Trade and Business Practices policy, for me to make the following Federal Reserve complaint against Region's Bank in Florida, which I have made (spelling errors have been corrected for purposes of this blog post).
I am posting about this because EVERY adult on the Autism spectrum and parents and caregivers to children adults, family members, and trusts dealing with Region's Bank in Florida pls. need to be WARNED of the Autism bullying, Autism financial exploitation and abuse by Regions Bank, and it's Unfair Trade and Business Practices policy it is carrying out against disabled Americans and especially vulnerable disabled people with severe Autism who happen to be living in the community under the Olmstead v. L.C., U.S. 1999 mandates and need to navigate their bank account !!!
NO person with severe Autism should have their money taken without their authorization because some untrained-in-Autism bank employee lacks empathy for the damage inflicted on a severely Autistic person caused by forcing the person to use phones that trigger damaging epileptic seizures, and when the person with Autism cannot navigate that, to say 'too bad, your money can be taken from you' and 'we do not have to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.'
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NameMrs. Mary Day Petrano
Address11502 SE US Hwy 301
Hawthorne, FL 32640
Institution NameRegion's Bank, Florida
Account/Product Typechecking account
Address Alachua County, FL
Description of the complaint
I have severe Autism, N.Carolina Macular Dystrophy vision impairment, and cortical hyper-acusia hearing impairments where loud noises trigger temporal lobe epilepsy. Region's Bank in Florida informed me they and other businesses such as PayPal, Inc. and E-Bay, Inc, can steal, Grand Theft, and financially exploit vulnerable adult disabled customer's accounts by taking money out of our accounts when we tell them we do NOT authorize it, revoke prior authorizations given because there has been fraud, and they say they can do so in violation of Florida Statutes, Sec. 415.1111 and Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act Autism protections and access communication - accommodations rights for Autism, 42 U.S.C. Secs. 12181-12188 & 28 C.F.R. pt. 36. Regions Bank says it does not have to obey Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, that it can force people with vision disabilities and motor neuron disease to drive 40-80 miles and use paper print forms that are not accessible, and that they can force people with loud speech sound epilepsy to use telephones, and if we cannot do this because of our disabilities, they do not have to obey Title III Americans With Disabilities Act requirements to give us Internet access. This is a Florida Unfair Trade & Business Act Practice, and because Regions's Bank is doing a tie-in scheme to let PayPal, Inc. and E-Bay take money out of Severe Autism people's bank accounts we do not authorize or for which we revoke prior authorization, it is a Sherman Act anti-trust restraint of trade illegal tying scheme violation. I have been advised by my Husband, David F. Petrano, Florida Bar No. 624586, that the Atlanta Federal reserve just write a scathing letter to Region's Bank, yet this bank is continuing to inflict harm on disabled customers in violation of several federal laws and state of Florida laws. Their refusal to stop theft of the funds I do not authorize to be take from my bank account further constitutes genetic discrimination against me in violation of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Sec. 504, and GINA because my inherited ancestry on ancestry.com (Day-Petrano Family Tree) traces to the Surrat family in Buncombe, N.C. from which my N. Carolina macular dystrophy is inherited as a chromosomal disorder.
How complaint can be satisfactorily addressed
I am asking that Region's Bank be required to provide Autism trained and credential people to assist its customers with Autism, that it be ordered to comply with Autism AAC Internet computer -only communications for people with Autism, that it be required to fully assist its Autism customers navigate with PayPal, Inc. and E-Bay, that Judge Jeremy Fogel, N.D. Cal. San Jose Div. be notified PayPal, Inc. and E-Bay, Inc. are in violation of the previous injunction he entered against PayPal, Inc., and for money damages compensation of the appx. $35,000 special damages losses and additional money damages compensation for the intentional infliction of emotional distress and epigentic damage by triggering my epilepsy Region's Bank's Autism bullying, Autism abuse, and federal and state law violations caused me. I am also asking that Region's Bank be ordered not to do this to any other person with Autism, that it be made to give ALL its employees, agents, and lawyers Autism training, and that its banking charter be revoked if it violates any person with Autism again who is living in the community under the Olmstead v. L.C., US 1999 mandates."
I will continue to share with the greater Autism community now and in the future, my journey through life as an adult with severe Autism, not merely the higher functioning and more abled Asperger's adults perspective we constantly hear drowning out the rest of the more severely Autistic voices in the Media.
As the Tidal Wave of children with Autism age-out of funding and services upon becoming adults with Autism (we all "grow up" !), they and their parents and families need to know what barriers we adults on the more Severe Autism spectrum face who have tried to navigate the Neuro-typical social structure for many years, because these unfair and oppressive communication and mobility barriers and Autism civil rights violations need to be changed -- the same way curb cuts and wheelchair ramps changed the impossibility of navigating stairs for others.
If any American business does not want to become accessible to people with Autism, maybe we in the Autism community should not do business with them and let our wallets and consumer purchasing power seek businesses that are more interested in serving and respecting people with Autism and Autism families as their customers (who provide their employees, corporate officers, and legal counsel with specific Autism training).