Sunday, December 16, 2007

Autistic Man Found Safe in Indiana

The South Bend Tribune reports Ryan Evans, 23, who is autistic, does not speak and communicates in writing or by signals, was found safe after wandering away for almost 8 hours. His mother thought he would seek out a familiar place which he did. " Shortly after midnight, she said, Ryan walked into the SpringHill Suites at Edison Lakes Parkway in Mishawaka and wrote a note to the clerks, asking them to call his family."

News reports of autistic children and adults wandering off and getting lost are fairly frequent. Most parents will understand what the parents of the people involved must feel during the time they are missing. Each and every happy ending to such reports is worth celebrating.

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