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Missing Trevyan Rowe (14)
#1
Rochester NY
Missing since Thursday.
He is autistic

http://www.whec.com/news/community-comes...3/4820736/
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#2
My town, bunch of my friends and co workers are helping search. Kid got off the bus at school, was mad about a missing cellphone, and vanished. Autistic kids often have trouble making good self-care decisions and it's very cold here. Lot of ways for it to go badly.
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#3
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I sure hope Trevyan is located today. Autistic kids tend to wander off and sometimes they're found huddled up in hiding.

But, it's been three days now since Trevyan was last seen and authorities don't sound too optimistic.

At the media briefing last night, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren stated, "we are well aware of the weather conditions and the likelihood of survival if Trevyan is not currently in a safe, dry, and warm location."

The Rochester Police Department's SCUBA team, which previously looked for Trevyan in a pond, may search areas of the Genesee River today if they believe conditions make the operation safe and useful.
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#4
There have been numerous instances of autistic children wandering off from schools and other locations.

One of them was 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. He walked out of a Queens high school in 2013 and disappeared. Authorities later determined he drowned in the East River. His remains were found in January 2014. Hoping hard that Trevyan's story has a better ending.

To help prevent such tragedies, public and private schools that serve students with autism and other developmental disabilities are required to have plans to prevent them straying from school grounds and to search for them if they do.

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However, it is not clear if School 12 ^ which Trevyan attended has such plans and, if so, why they weren't activated.

Trevyan's absence apparently was either not noticed or not acted on properly by school officials. He was not reported missing to police until about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Full story: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/sto...413158002/
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#5
Shit. :(

It's possible that the body recovered is not Trevyan's. But, unless there are more missing persons in that specific area, it very likely is.

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Authorities pulled a body from the Genesee River at the south edge of downtown shortly before dark today. The medical examiner arrived at the scene and drove away with the remains approximately three hours after they were found.

Scuba teams from the Rochester Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff's Office deployed two boats in the river around 2:30 p.m. They used sonar equipment for about an hour and a half to search between Douglass-Anthony Memorial Bridge and the Court Street dam as part of continued efforts to locate missing 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe, who walked away from his Rochester school Thursday morning.

As of 8:00 p.m., Rochester Police had issued no statement about the recovery, and it has not been confirmed whether the body recovered from the river was that of Trevyan Rowe.

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/sto...415250002/
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#6
They're saying the clothing matches his and the Genessee isn't far from there. It runs right thru downtown
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#7
Yeah, it's him. I have very little doubt Donovan.

We've followed several cases of autistic youths who went missing over the years that I've been at Mock.

Fortunately, some of them are found in hiding. But, that discovery usually happens within 48 hours of the Missing Person's report.

After that, the outlook is bleak and the missing children most often turn up dead in bodies of water.

Makes me very sad. I watched Trevyan's mom at today's press conference and cried a bit. Can't help it.

She is very grateful for people like your friends who've voluntarily searched for days to find her boy.

But, it was clear (to me) that she knows she'll never hug her son again.
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#8
This is so sad. : (
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#9
The other day I started a long response about NY state regs, OPWDD, and why persons with disabilities don't automatically have door to door accompaniment. Has a lot to do with individual rights, and privacy, and lack of funding for schools to provide such services. Unfortunately a crashed table killed it. I blame Trump.

Suffice to say, in order to provide eyes-on service to Trevyon they'd have to have established a need and a precedent, and he simply did not have the history of elopement required. Even if he had, NY state requires a behavior be dropped from an IEP if no incident happens within a certain time frame. It's sometimes inconvenient, rarely tragic like this, and designed to protect people from being overly treated for a behavior that may be decades old. It happens.

Overall, NY state is far ahead of others in matters of disability rights. But we could go so much further.
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#10
Since his mom said he'd never wandered off like that before, I think you're right in that he wouldn't have been classified as an eloper and all that entails.

But, it sounds like he might not have ever undergone the required behavioral assessment anyway considering the school's problems with compliance. https://www.democratandchronicle.com/sto...415992002/

I'm not blaming the school because there hasn't been a lot of information released about what they were required to do. But, there are a lot of questions circulating as to whether the school was negligent.

I would like to know if the school at least called Trevyan's parent to inquire about why he wasn't in attendance that day. I think that should have been done, at minimum. It's not clear to me why he wasn't reported missing until after 5 p.m. when he never entered the school that morning.
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#11
Just found the answer to my question. The school confirmed yesterday that they did not contact the parent when Trevyan failed to show up for school. That's a big failure on their part.

Trevyan Rowe, the 14-year-old youth with autism who walked away from his Rochester school Thursday morning, had a full 10 hours before anyone noticed he was gone.

It is not clear if school officials noticed he was not present.

But the school did not notify the boy's mother, Carrie Houston, as they should have, Rochester City School District officials said Sunday. They are still reviewing how that happened.

It was not until Trevyan failed to arrive on the bus that normally brings him home in late afternoon that his family realized something was wrong, both Rosner and district spokesman Carlos Garcia said Sunday.

Houston called the school demanding an explanation. When school officials realized something was amiss, both administrators and the mother called Rochester police to report him missing.


Full story: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/sto...414632002/
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#12
There is another story being told, as yet unconfirmed to my knowledge, that Trevyan was inadvertently marked as present despite obviously being gone. There are a lot of stories going around right now, most focusing on whatever the school did to fail him. I have tremendous sympathy for the family but a tragedy is a tragedy and one of the shortcomings of this situation no one likes to discuss is that city/public schools are notoriously underfunded and continually under attack for budget/taxes/etc. As evidenced by the recent national spotlight on Trump asking for teachers to also be cops, and DeVos saying that diverting public funds to charter and religious private schools make public schools "perform better". It's a horrible, no-win scenario for teachers and is why my degree sits unused.
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#13
The sad fact is, before the evening when the news got hold of the story, Trevyan was just another black teenager wandering around the neighborhood. Scared or no, nobody would have laid much attention to him. A lady called the radio station yesterday claiming to have seen him on the bridge they think he fell from downtown, but that also is unconfirmed.

Nobody would have thought to help this kid if they saw him, and that is an indictment on us as a society in general. There was a similar story here a couple years back, an autistic kid participating in a special Olympics 5k run got lost, wound up terrified wandering in the street and wearing numbers and running regalia, some old white guy stopped and rather than help him got violent and shoved him down into the street and beat on him because he was a black teen in the way of traffic.

That's the world we live in. Sad but true. People don't see autism. They see color.
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(03-13-2018, 07:55 AM)Donovan Wrote: ...one of the shortcomings of this situation no one likes to discuss is that city/public schools are notoriously underfunded and continually under attack for budget/taxes/etc. As evidenced by the recent national spotlight on Trump asking for teachers to also be cops, and DeVos saying that diverting public funds to charter and religious private schools make public schools "perform better". It's a horrible, no-win scenario for teachers and is why my degree sits unused.

I wish there was more attention put on education (and critical thinking development). It's key to the health and success of society, in my opinion, and should be a higher priority when it comes to budget prioritization and funding at the local, state and federal levels.

If you didn't see DeVos's 60 Minutes interview on Sunday, you should give it a watch. She is truly ignorant and the least-qualified person to be Secretary of Education and School Safety. I hope she's next on the chopping block.
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#15
At my school you were harassed for being white.
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#16
Mine too.
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#17


There were no black people in my school. No brown either.
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We just called them people.
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(03-13-2018, 03:08 PM)BigMark Wrote: We just called them people.


We probably would have too. *points* LOOK! BLACK PEOPLE!
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(03-13-2018, 09:42 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:
(03-13-2018, 07:55 AM)Donovan Wrote: ...one of the shortcomings of this situation no one likes to discuss is that city/public schools are notoriously underfunded and continually under attack for budget/taxes/etc. As evidenced by the recent national spotlight on Trump asking for teachers to also be cops, and DeVos saying that diverting public funds to charter and religious private schools make public schools "perform better". It's a horrible, no-win scenario for teachers and is why my degree sits unused.

I wish there was more attention put on education (and critical thinking development). It's key to the health and success of society, in my opinion, and should be a higher priority when it comes to budget prioritization and funding at the local, state and federal levels.

If you didn't see DeVos's 60 Minutes interview on Sunday, you should give it a watch. She is truly ignorant and the least-qualified person to be Secretary of Education and School Safety. I hope she's next on the chopping block.

That interview was godawful. What an idiot. Unfortunately, she's only part of the problem. The citizens themselves vote on the budget, and when any district tries to beg for funding you can hear assholes clamping shut all up and down the genessee river. Everybody want teachers to raise, guide, teach and now shoot people for their kids...But nobody wants to foot the bill. Same with the field I'm in. When they say not-for profit they aren't fucking kidding.
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