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(NBC 29 Charlottesville)   Search for missing autistic boy in day 6.10417   (nbc29.com) divider line 44
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2011-10-28 01:30:00 PM  
He probably cruising around town. He is a very good driver.
 
2011-10-28 02:36:50 PM  
Never shoulda taken Wapner off the air.
 
2011-10-28 02:37:40 PM  

jonjr215: He probably cruising around town. He is a very good driver.


BTW +1 for you!
 
2011-10-28 02:38:18 PM  
That article certainly had a lot of detail didn't it.
 
2011-10-28 02:38:51 PM  

cgraves67: That article certainly had a lot of detail didn't it.


Cloudy.
 
2011-10-28 02:39:16 PM  
He is in the Park. He is dead. Why do you look for him?

/loves the autistic reporter on Onion News Network
//hopes the kid is found
 
2011-10-28 02:39:41 PM  
Now... if he had a service dog to assist him and keep him safe...
 
2011-10-28 02:40:11 PM  
Check Vegas, he might be counting cards.
 
2011-10-28 02:43:52 PM  
In 4.2964 hours the search will be 6.2832 which is approximately equal to 2π!
 
2011-10-28 02:53:54 PM  
Maybe he's wandering around in a big alien cube thing.
 
2011-10-28 02:55:09 PM  
I submitted this with a headline that was 4.3825% better.
 
2011-10-28 02:57:05 PM  
They found him. Alive, even.
 
2011-10-28 02:57:41 PM  

Bruce Campbell: I submitted this with a headline that was 4.3825% better.


That spells out F*CK on the phone.
 
2011-10-28 03:01:52 PM  

ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.

At this time, Wood has been flown to VCU Medical Center.


They better have used Qantas unless they want a lot of screaming.
 
2011-10-28 03:03:39 PM  

AntiNorm: That spells out F*CK on the phone.


Did I just give away your ATM PIN?
 
2011-10-28 03:03:41 PM  

Walker: ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.

At this time, Wood has been flown to VCU Medical Center.

They better have used Qantas unless they want a lot of screaming.


Good, you didn't want him out there when it started to rain, man.
 
2011-10-28 03:08:46 PM  
stitches
 
2011-10-28 03:12:38 PM  
If only he had a service dog that could have guided him to the nearest clothing store.
 
2011-10-28 03:13:49 PM  
autisticjournalist.files.wordpress.com
"They are saying the boy may be alive when he is dead. This does not make sense."
 
2011-10-28 03:16:44 PM  
Hey they just found him alive. Good to see a story like this actually has a happy ending.
 
2011-10-28 03:28:08 PM  

reklamfox: Hey they just found him alive. Good to see a story like this actually has a happy ending.


Yeah, I figured after this long he was dead for sure. Last night was pretty damn cold and wet here too.

They did get a lot of volunteers, to the point of apparently having to turn some away, for this. Which was nice as well.
 
2011-10-28 03:28:16 PM  

ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.


Thanks Snagglepuss!
 
2011-10-28 03:28:18 PM  

medius: "They are saying the boy may be alive when he is dead. This does not make sense."


Erwin Schrödinger would disagree with that statement.
 
2011-10-28 03:30:12 PM  

ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.


It doesn't look like he's too thrilled to be going back.

wwbt.images.worldnow.com
 
2011-10-28 03:33:25 PM  

Brick-House: ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.

It doesn't look like he's too thrilled to be going back.

[wwbt.images.worldnow.com image 289x217]


That kid looks strikingly similar to an autistic kid I used to work with. I had to rtfa just to make sure it wasn't the same person.
 
2011-10-28 03:36:32 PM  

Nasty_McFilth: medius: "They are saying the boy may be alive when he is dead. This does not make sense."

Erwin Schrödinger would disagree with that statement.


Actually, he wouldn't. The thought experiment was meant to illustrate how absurd the idea was, not to validate it.
 
2011-10-28 03:38:40 PM  
Is his mercury rising?

(All the good references were taken)
 
2011-10-28 03:39:44 PM  
I wonder if he likes fish sticks.
 
2011-10-28 03:45:38 PM  

Perducci: Is his mercury rising?

(All the good references were taken fast and tasteless)


/FTFY
 
2011-10-28 03:58:04 PM  
The number of autistic kids getting lost in the woods rivals the number of kids that get fried in cars every year. And a question--this kid was supposedly with his family when he booked into the woods. WHY THE FARK DIDN'T THEY FOLLOW HIM? Is it really that hard to catch up to an eight-year-old? Something stinks here.
 
2011-10-28 04:02:35 PM  

Brick-House: It doesn't look like he's too thrilled to be going back.


My autistic son isn't too keen to smile for the camera either.
 
2011-10-28 04:11:16 PM  

ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.


He turned himself in. Once he had solved the case of the dog, he just needed a way to get home.
 
2011-10-28 04:12:45 PM  

ikimashokie: They found him. Alive, even.


Thanks
 
2011-10-28 04:23:44 PM  
Marisyana And a question--this kid was supposedly with his family when he booked into the woods. WHY THE FARK DIDN'T THEY FOLLOW HIM? Is it really that hard to catch up to an eight-year-old? Something stinks here.

I thought the same thing but a friend of mine from Hanover County told me that that part of the park is ridiculous when it comes to how heavy the brush is. He says that there are some places that you can only get by if you crawl. So it's entirely possible that the kid was able to get away.

That being said, if that had been my kid and I knew he was a runner, he would have been on a leash.

/Richmonder
 
2011-10-28 04:31:04 PM  

Arcangela: Marisyana And a question--this kid was supposedly with his family when he booked into the woods. WHY THE FARK DIDN'T THEY FOLLOW HIM? Is it really that hard to catch up to an eight-year-old? Something stinks here.

I thought the same thing but a friend of mine from Hanover County told me that that part of the park is ridiculous when it comes to how heavy the brush is. He says that there are some places that you can only get by if you crawl. So it's entirely possible that the kid was able to get away.

That being said, if that had been my kid and I knew he was a runner, he would have been on a leash.

/Richmonder


The entire Central VA region is like that. You walk 50ft into the woods and disappear. And the briars. The goddamned professional class briars.

/live in Surry
//I saw Sally Field yesterday and she said no.
 
2011-10-28 04:42:47 PM  
fappomatic

The entire Central VA region is like that.

And the snakes... you can't forget about all the snakes. At least in the West End, all that nonsense has been removed to make room for the McMansions.
 
2011-10-28 04:43:29 PM  

fappomatic:

The entire Central VA region is like that. You walk 50ft into the woods and disappear. And the briars. The goddamned professional class briars.


Imagine fighting a war in that undergrowth while it is 90 degrees and humid and you are wearing a wool uniform.

/live in Surry

We used to go to Surry each year for the Porn, Peanut & Pine Festival. I haven't been there in ages.
 
2011-10-28 04:43:59 PM  
He was nine when he got lost, and eight when they found him.

He discovered the Fountain of Youth. He's gonna be rich.
 
2011-10-28 04:46:13 PM  

12349876: He is in the Park. He is dead. Why do you look for him?

/loves the autistic reporter on Onion News Network
//hopes the kid is found


I've never heard of that. This is awesome, thanks dude!

Autistic reporter covers funeral
 
2011-10-28 05:11:50 PM  

Arcangela: Marisyana And a question--this kid was supposedly with his family when he booked into the woods. WHY THE FARK DIDN'T THEY FOLLOW HIM? Is it really that hard to catch up to an eight-year-old? Something stinks here.

I thought the same thing but a friend of mine from Hanover County told me that that part of the park is ridiculous when it comes to how heavy the brush is. He says that there are some places that you can only get by if you crawl. So it's entirely possible that the kid was able to get away.

That being said, if that had been my kid and I knew he was a runner, he would have been on a leash.

/Richmonder


Do you know what kind of public disapproval you get for having a kid on a leash? We usually tether to a service dog but sometimes go to the museum or the zoo with just my son on a leash. It is agonizing for me as a parent and his siblings because people stare, laugh, criticize, etc. but at least I know he is safe. He feels calmer too.

If he runs, I can't catch him. I'm old with bad knees. He is young, fast and usually very determined to do what he pleases.
 
2011-10-28 09:32:46 PM  
They found him alive since he didn't know he was supposed to just lay down and die like the rest of you.
 
2011-10-28 11:50:25 PM  
I'm damn glad they found the kid before now - I don't think he would have survived the rain and snow we're getting tonight.
 
2011-10-29 01:56:14 AM  
As the parent of an 8 year old autistic boy, this is nightmare material. I seriously can not even read the article. That's knowing it had a happy ending. I just don't want to know the details. My kid can do 3 or 4 things independently, reliably, and safely - 1.) going to the bathroom, 2.) getting poptarts or other recognizable food from the fridge. 3.) Turning on/playing the Wii. That's it. No one can understand his few spoken words except those that spend countless hours around him. He'd have no idea to yell for help, look for people, or scavange for food. He has no idea that animals/bugs are dangerous (still plays with wasps at the pool even after being stung). He'd just sit on the ground rocking until he fell asleep repeatedly, because he would have no idea what he was supposed to do to make food or people appear in front of him. I mean, seriously, I am positive he wouldn't make it 3 days alone. It is an absolute nightmare to think about. At least a normal kid would shove *something* in his mouth, yell for help, run from dangerous animals, or be able to follow signs of human life to civilization.
 
2011-10-29 08:15:51 PM  

sleeps in trees: Madame Ovary: Arcangela: Marisyana And a question--this kid was supposedly with his family when he booked into the woods. WHY THE FARK DIDN'T THEY FOLLOW HIM? Is it really that hard to catch up to an eight-year-old? Something stinks here.

I thought the same thing but a friend of mine from Hanover County told me that that part of the park is ridiculous when it comes to how heavy the brush is. He says that there are some places that you can only get by if you crawl. So it's entirely possible that the kid was able to get away.

That being said, if that had been my kid and I knew he was a runner, he would have been on a leash.

/Richmonder

Do you know what kind of public disapproval you get for having a kid on a leash? We usually tether to a service dog but sometimes go to the museum or the zoo with just my son on a leash. It is agonizing for me as a parent and his siblings because people stare, laugh, criticize, etc. but at least I know he is safe. He feels calmer too.

If he runs, I can't catch him. I'm old with bad knees. He is young, fast and usually very determined to do what he pleases.



Don't forget they have "retard strength" I don't mean to be offensive but I have no other way to describe it. My nine year old could take me in a fight any day. He doesn't have the instinctual hold back a little thought process. It's not intentional, it just is what it is. We have an aide dog that we have trained to track. He hates the light so he wears sunglasses all the time. It's awesome because people think he's blind so when I let him run to the play ground people stare in amazement. I tell them he has echolocation.

/I know, I'm sick


I love you so much for that, that's brilliant! xD
 
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