Saturday, March 22, 2008

Autistic Man With 8 Year Old Mental Capacity Missing In LA Area

Police in the Los Angeles area are asking for public help in finding a 20 year old autistic man, with the mental capacity of an 8 year old, who has gone missing:

Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing 20-year-old Sylmar man with autism.

Daniel Robert Logan has been missing for two days, according to his family. Logan, who police say has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, was last seen Wednesday at his residence on Cobalt Street.

The police say Logan is also unlikely to ask anyone for assistance. He knows his name, birth date and address, but does not remember his telephone number.

Logan is described as 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, and probably at this point sporting facial hair. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and black slip-on shoes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts was asked to contact
Missing Person's Unit at (213) 485-5381 or 1-877-LAWFULL.


Hopefully this young man will be found safe and sound. Neurodiversity ideologues who argue incessantly on the internet, appear in endless media interviews, lobby political bodies and courts and purport to speak for all autistic people, should explain how they have anything in common with low functioning autistic people like this missing young man. Of course, they refuse to acknowledge, reality and common sense notwithstanding, the existence of any low functioning distinctions amongst persons with autism.

After all, how could high functioning autistic people like Michelle Dawson (researcher, anti-ABA activist, intervenor in Court proceedings, former postal worker) and Amanda Baggs (former student at Simon's Rock College for gifted youths) garner so much attention for themselves, and purport to speak for all autistic persons, if the media realized that their disorders are so different from those of lower functioning autistic persons like the 20 year old man with autism disorder and an 8 year old mental capacity in this report?

As the father of a 12 year old son with Autism Disorder and profound developmental delays I have lived through similar experiences to those being experienced by Daniel Robert Logan's family although not for such an extended period. Some autistic persons who go missing are in fact found safe. I hope this is again the case for Mr. Logan and his family.

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