What to do if a child with autism goes missing in your area

Last night, a missing child with autism post came through my feed. My heart dropped, because the last three that went through my feed ended with the child being found dead in a body of water, having wandered off and drowned. Luckily, in this latest case, the child was found – cold and wet, but…

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Autism, elopement, and when it all hits too close to home

Last week I got a message from a friend that went something like this – “Hey, can’t go into detail yet, but my child eloped from school again.” AGAIN. This friend, we’ll call her Renee, has a child with autism. I’ve known Renee and her family for years. Not to brag, but our two kids…

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