Sunday Stillwell, over at Adventures in Extreme Parenting, has a blog-link for all those bloggers who are honoring Mikaela Lynch and offering empathy and support to her family, as they deal with the tragic loss of their daughter.
Wandering is a terrifying experience for families of autistic children who know no fear and have an intense curiosity. Many of us, more than half, have children who do or did wander.
It can happen in the blink of an eye, in the turn of a body, in the moment we run inside, or into another room, to grab something really fast. It can happen and does at schools where staff and teachers, who are entrusted with our children's safety, can be distracted by their other students, their other duties, by unfortunate oversight.
We're thinking of Mikaela's family, sending them our well wishes, our deepest condolences and our understanding.
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