Autistic Teen Traveled from Florida to California to See His Mom

A 13-year old teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome went missing from his Florida home yesterday. Kenton Weaver’s father, Dean Weaver, first reported his son missing early Tuesday morning. Fast forward about 24 hours and the elder Weaver received a phone call informing the dad that his son has been located. The call came from a police officer in San Jose, California. The teen made the cross-country trip by plane because he wanted to visit his mother.

“The previous two days, Weaver says, his son made unsuccessful attempts to leave, going to the Boca Raton Tri-Rail station. The first time a taxi cab driver brought him home, the second time a security guard returned him to his father.

This time, though, 13-year old Kenton apparently drove his father’s car to Ft. Lauderdale airport. Mr. Weaver says he doesn’t believe his son had any identification with him. How he was able to get on a flight across the country is still unknown.” Source:

I know, first-hand, the persistence that a child with Asperger’s Syndrome can have. I am glad that Kenton was found and that he is safe.

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