Friday, August 13, 2010
Several times Jarrett has ran away from us in public and at home. He is a flight risk as most autistic children are. Please join me in signing a petition at http://masonallenmedlamfoundation.webs.com/ to show support in the establishment of an alert system that will be used for children and adults with special needs. It will be called a Mason Alert in honor of Mason Medlam, a 5 year old autistic boy from Colwich who drowned in July after pushing a fan out of a window and crawling out. The alert would provide authorities with a current picture, contact information, their fascinations, nearby hazards and details about the person and how to approach them. His story was recently on KAKE news and can be seen at http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/100477609.html. When I heard that a 5 year old autistic boy in Colwich had drowned it made me stop and think. I didn’t know at the time exactly where Jarrett was. I knew it wasn’t him because he had no reason to be in Colwich but it scared me. I think this alert is a great idea and I would appreciate your support. Thank you!