A walk through a Virginia Civil War battlefield may prove deadly for a missing non-verbal boy with autism.
I hate to feel pessimistic about this, and my heart goes out to this family of a boy who wandered away Sunday during a family walk in the North Anna battlefield. But the temperatures have gotten down into the 40's. "Emergency packs" left by searches (with survival equipment) are left unused.
We can not lose hope. Hundreds of volunteers are searching for him.
But we may well be facing another tragedy of autism. How many times has something like this happened this year?
Is there a solution?