Casualties, Drowning

UPDATE: 11-year-old boy with autism who drowned in pond reported missing before

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An 11-year-old boy with autism who drowned in a neighborhood pond Thursday morning had wandered away from home before. Bryan Wilson -- known as B.J. to his friends and family -- was reported missing on Thursday morning, after he wandered away from his home in the Valley Station area. He was… Continue reading UPDATE: 11-year-old boy with autism who drowned in pond reported missing before

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The Mask Debate

So as we are in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, almost every living soul has been given a new set of guidelines or rules to live by. Having to wear a mask is more likely a requirement in most states of the United States if not the World. However, many locales have exemptions for individuals with disabilities. In many cases this can include autistics, however many many retailers still have the right to mandate services provided in a alternative format if one does not wear the mask, and yes there are some who will not accommodate the non-compliance of not wearing a mask in a establishment.

Casualties, Drowning

Body of missing Northern Michigan teen found in pond near his home

MONTMORENCY COUNTY, MI - The body of a teenage boy with Down syndrome whose disappearance sparked a community-wide search was found in a pond near his family’s home Friday, police said. Charles Cordes, 15, was last seen riding his bike in a hayfield at his home in Atlanta on Thursday night, police said. His body… Continue reading Body of missing Northern Michigan teen found in pond near his home

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Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world

In England, a basket on the porch becomes a purgatory for deliveries deemed perilous. In Spain, families don blue ribbons to silence the ‘balcony police,’ who jeer at passersby they think may be breaking the local ‘stay home’ advisory. In India, a child puts his fears into pictures, drawing a round blob with spikes in… Continue reading Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world

Casualties, Drowning

Dad says autistic son found dead in Genesee County lake

Police believe they've found the body of a 9-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a week in Genesee County. The body was found Friday at Lake Callis, 60 miles north of Detroit. Davison Township police Chief Rick Freeman says authorities are working to confirm the identity. But he also says the search for… Continue reading Dad says autistic son found dead in Genesee County lake