Child With Autism Died This Weekend Due To Wandering Away From Parents
May 20, 2013
By Autism Society
Yesterday, Owen Elliott Black, a young child living with autism died. According to news reports, Owen had wandered away from his mother while the two were enjoying quality time at the beach. All of us at the Autism Society mourn this tragic death and our prayers are with the Black family.
The issue of wandering for individuals living with autism remains a serious concern for all of us. How we help families and individuals living with autism remains a difficult challenge, but it is one we need to tackle in order to improve the lives of those living with autism.
If you are a parent or an individual living with autism and want to learn more about wandering and ways to help, please call the Autism Society.
Our Information and Referral service, Autism Source, stands ready to help. Call or email today if you’d like more information or assistance on wandering. Our trained and certified staff are here to help.
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