Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Autistic Man Still Missing in Wisconsin

Keith Kennedy

Twin is covering the search for a 25 year old autistic man in Wisconsin who walked away from a camp for adults with disabilities Sunday evening. Keith Kennedy has missed five "episodes" of anti-rejection medication he is required to take for a kidney transplant he received in 1995 and concerns are growing that his kidney may start to fail. Kevin Harter reports that the searchers have adjusted their search methods because of Mr. Kennedy's autism:

Officials had been using planes and all-terrain vehicles in their search. But concerns how his autism would affect his reaction to the vehicle noises prompted a call for searchers on horseback. Search dogs are also helping.

The fear of an autistic son or daughter going missing are shared by many parents, including me. It is autism reality for many families with autistic members.

I hope it turns out well for Keith Kennedy and his family.

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