Monday, October 8, 2012

Running away common with autistic kids

This story scares the heck out of me.  This keeps me up the most at night.  My son seems to have no regard to where I am in relation to him.  

Almost half of children with autism in a new study had run away at least once - and many of them were missing long enough to cause concern.
Researchers found that kids most often wandered off from their home, school or a store, and some tried to run away multiple times a day.
But rather than being confused about where they were, kids typically left to find a place they enjoyed, to explore or to avoid an anxious or uncomfortable situation, based on their parents' reports.
"It's rooted in the very nature of autism itself," said Dr. Paul Law, who worked on the study.
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