Justin is a sweet kid. He is also pre-verbal and on the spectrum. Behind his house there is an open field, a creek, an apartment complex, a busy parking lot and a road. On several occasions he has managed to wander out of his backyard and into these places. He even tried once to climb a ladder that was near the fence to try to escape that way. He is a smart kid. His family was scared for his safety and reached out.
Through the Piece of Mind program Autism Oklahoma was able to provide funds, labor and secure a discount from Forest Lumber to help build a fence to keep Justin safe. Many kids on the spectrum are a wandering risk, but one by one we are all working to help keep them safe.