Join us on the Adventures of Boy Wonder, 8 years old, as he overcomes the challenges he faces due to Autism. The other characters in our cast include me, you can call me J, THE DIVA who is 5 and Sweet Baby Girl who is 4 years old. It's our version of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Fasten your seat belts.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
At the Walk Now for Autism event, I looked away for a minute while Boy Wonder sat in the double stroller. When I looked back he was gone. Vanished. No where in sight. My friend informed security while Big Daddy and I started to run through the crowd. I went out to the parking lots. Running, looking and praying. There's no way he could have made it out to the road. Someone would have had to notice, especially here, that he's alone and lost and profoundly autistic.
They found him 10 minutes later hiding behind the bounce house. I will never look away again. I have followed him from room to room in the house since Sunday. All the doors and the windows are locked. And it will be along time before I trust myself again.