Autistic Non-Verbal 5-Year-Old Joe Clyde Daniels of Tennessee Missing

DICKSON, Tenn— 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing from his home in Dickson County, Tennessee early Wednesday morning, April 4th, 2018. Joe is both non-verbal and autistic, is described as being 4 feet tall, weighing 65 lbs, and has blonde hair and blue eyes. It’s assumed that he’s still pajama-clad; the last time he was seen by his family was Tuesday evening.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert, with the desperate search now hitting day 3. According to Fox 17 News, a confirmed sighting of Joe was reported on Thursday, but he still remains missing.

Anyone with information about Joe’s whereabouts should call the TBI hotline at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

You can read more about the story here.
This is the darker side of #AutismAwareness. Wandering and elopement. The issues are real. And for autism parents, they’re real damn scary. I’ll be watching this story very closely, shooting out positive thoughts and prayers that Joe’s found safe and sound. I don’t even know what to say right now. 💔 I’ll be back later.   ~SpotFacebooktwitterredditpinterestmail

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