Pediatric Therapy Corner: Learning From a Tragic Event
[Source; The Autism Helper]
I am not sure if you heard the story last about Mikaela Lynch. She was a 9 year old girl with autism who wandered out of her California vacation home last Sunday and was found dead 3 days later. Mikaela drowned in a nearby marsh. Mikaela was nonverbal, loved the water, and had a history of wandering. Read the news story here. To say I have a heavy heart is an understatement. I can’t begin to comprehend the grief and devastation her parents must be feeling. I think of that innocent young girl who was unable to fend for herself. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
I became even more saddened when I continued to read stories online about this event. Accusations and harsh judgements flooded comment boxes and editorials. Why was the girl unsupervised? Were the parents negligent? Why was their video footage of Mikaela
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