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To: dandelion

How sad. I have an autistic grandchild about the same age. It is his parents' greatest fear that he will escape the house, or the school someday. Without generalizing too much, many autistic children seem to have a need to wander away, despite parental precuations. And they can be very quick. RIP, Logan.


7 posted on 12/21/2004 12:23:08 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Without generalizing too much, many autistic children seem to have a need to wander away, despite parental precuations. And they can be very quick. RIP, Logan.

That's true. I've over here crying my eyes out because this little boy reminds me so much of my autistic brother when he was that age. He got out the house more than once.

One time the people in the neighborhood went searching for him, and my dad found him in some stranger's house watching TV. He'd just wandered into someone's house and sat down in front of the television. This was back in the 60s in the deep south when it wasn't uncommon for people to keep their doors open.

9 posted on 12/21/2004 12:28:14 PM PST by alnick
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We've been there and done that but with a happier outcome. When Adam was only about 3 1/2 he escaped and went over two miles, including in a grocery store in 35 min.


30 posted on 01/01/2005 4:05:18 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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