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Autism Wandering - I’m Actually Pretty Impressed!

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Using This as my journal Today...so this was this morning! (Btw my son is 17 and considered severely autistic) Welcome to my world Spent All night repairing the side security screen door (Logan managed to push it off the frame😁🙄) He’s 6’4”, 210lbs;)

Was SO happy to finally sleep In my bed and not in the living room (with one eye open) so he doesn’t leave.

I recently taught him how to use his iPhone to make calls. He uses FaceTime All the time now placing orders from his room to ask me to bring him a water!LOL!

He FaceTimed me this morning while I was sleeping, and YEP, “mom, water please” it wasn’t until my eyes could focus that I realized he was at the AIRPORT!😂😳😊

..and YEP, as you can see...my door is again pushed right off the frame..

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Thankfully not LAX but John Wayne, (which is closer) I kept it cool and said, “wow Logie! You at the Airport?” “Yea, mom water please” Me- “ok Logie on my way!”

We FaceTimed the whole time while I got dressed and drove there! I pulled up to the terminal with perfect timing! He was just walking out, with his rolling back pack, I waved and pulled over, he waved, “hi mom... I love you mom..??” (Just to make sure I wasn’t mad;)

We went for breakfast and then home!

Welp he got that out of his system! I’m actually very impressed and if it wasn’t for him “breaking out” I would have never known he could have done this!? (I would have NO CLUE) how to take busses there🤔)

I asked if he got in any trouble in the airport and he said No, he CAN’T lie so I believe him;)

He just walked around got thirsty and too tired for the trek home😊❤️🤙✌️

It’s a good thing right?! It’s not me being a Terrible parent, it’s a good thing!!! Right???

**(I’m happy to report that since writing this article, with the help of suggestions from the Actually Autistic Community we finally saw the end to this behavior - here is a link to how we accomplished that:

https://autisminsocal.com/blog/f/im-still-in-shock---autism-eloping

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