Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: R.I.P Christian Dejons / Autism Safety
AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio for child abductions only! Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are NOT included in the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert. This really needs to change.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

R.I.P Christian Dejons / Autism Safety

Make no mistake, autism is deadly. While some "we don't need no cure" types often deride funding medical research for autism since it is "not a deadly disease", that is simply not the case for many. While children with autism are much more likely to die from an accident in general, Drowning is Leading Cause of Death Among Children with Autism.

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller tells WSB the autistic child wandered off from his home in the Middle Lake Subdivision in Villa Rica Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities from all over including the Georgia State Patrol, which provided its helicopter, helped in the search. Hours later, he was found nearby.

"Unfortunately, we found the child in the lake and he had passed away. We don't suspect foul play. It's just a sad, sad tragedy," said Miller.

The child has been identified as Christian Dejons.

Source: WSB News


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