Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Autistic Halifax Teen Jennifer Graves-Smith Found Safe After Wandering For 10 Hours In Bitter Cold

Autistic children and adults are prone to wandering and becoming lost, sometimes with limited communication skills. Sometimes, it ends well as it has for Jennifer Graves-Smith in Halifax, Nova Scotia:

As reported on the CBC :

"An 18-year-old with autism is safe after she disappeared for nearly 10 hours in bitter cold.

Jennifer Graves-Smith vanished after leaving her school, Halifax West High, at about 3:30 p.m. AT on Tuesday. She was reported missing when she failed to turn up for her bus ride home.

Halifax Regional Police said the teen wandered near the school for hours and ended up in the lobby of a nearby apartment building just after 1 a.m. Wednesday."

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soulful sepulcher said...

Thank goodness!!!!!

Fielding J. Hurst said...

Glad to see. I hate these stories, especially in winter.

Starr, Turning Winds said...

I'm glad she was found. Parents and people concerned should see to it that kids with these types of conditions are always safe and guided. With the types of danger all around us, it's difficult to think that others might just take advantage of them.