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Old 01-10-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default Gordon Page Jr - possible update

I know that this case has been spoken about alot on this board so here is a link that might interest some people -
http://www.v-e-n-u-s.com/gordonpagejr.htm
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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Interesting. If it's somehow true, I wonder how he managed to get to California. Somebody must be taking care of him.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:39 AM   #3
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Man, if this is true she must be one heck of a good psychic! That's a convincing account of detailed evidential work.

Many autistics are known to have increased ability to function in everyday life as they get older. They become better able to process the world around them. It's very common in fact.

Gordon's psychiatric medication is what made him behave irrationally... and he was only on that because one of the programs he'd been placed in required it. (Autism isn't a mental disease but a neurological condition that affects learning and behavior. links below) If he stopped taking it, it would eventually clear out of his system. He'd be much better off without it. Maybe someone picked him up and gave him a job.

I would very much like to believe this. I pray that it is true.

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:36 PM   #4
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If this story is true, there is a huge question that still remains unanswered. Why did Gordon never make contact with his parents? I realize that his autisim isn't a mental disease, so surely he could tell whoever was taking care of him the name of his parents and then they could try and contact them.
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That's what bothered me... the fact that by all accounts he was trying to return to his family. He would at least let them know he was all right. Like I said, I pray that it's really him, but it's something that can't be substantiated without further investigation.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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Her story sounds like complete b.s. to me. Sorry to say it, but it just doesn't ring true to me. Seems to me that if all these events happened like she says, Gordon Sr. would have put out the word that his son might be in the San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area. I've lived here for 13 years and am in that area frequently and have never seen a flyer or heard anything regarding Gordon being seen there. I would like for it to be true, but I don't believe it. Sorry.
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I have followed this case from the first time I saw it on Unsolved Mysteries and having put The Gordon Page Jr. Name through Search Engines ona regular basis none of this story is seen anywhere. I am not saying it is true or it is false. I just want to know why UM hasn't mentioned this?
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^ I'm not sure what you are driving at but Gordon Page Jr. is still indeed missing. His profile is listed at the DOE NETWORK currently - I don't have a link handy right now but saw his profile on there when I was going through the listings of missing persons the other night.
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I am well aware that Gordon Page Jr. is still missing. I am wondering why this sighting in San Francisco was not mentioned anywhere or that Gordon Sr. went to Pyschic? I am writer who is planning to write a article on Gordon Page Jr. to keep his story alive so that he may be found. I take his case a little personally because I have son in the autistic spectrum. I hope that helps. I want to see Gordon found it has been 15 years to long.
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This guy reminds me of my brother who passed away. What pisses me off is that his parents, who seem to have all the money in the world, just shipped him off and let someone else take care of him. I could never imagine living in my household without my brother, no matter how difficult it was at time. If his parents would have just learned how to care for him this would have never happened.
I hope he is found and still alive. I hope that story is true. I hope he can be back with his family. But maybe he's happier where he is. Autistic people are amazing. My brother was never medicated and he was the most amazing person I have ever know.
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Ouch. That's kinda harsh, man.

If you watch the segment, this happened during a time when not much was known about autism. The only reason the Pages left Gordon at the group home was because they were told it was the best choice for him. I'm certain that if the situation were to unfold itself today, the Pages WOULD have been educated on how to care for Gordon and they WOULD have done just htat. Gordon Page, Sr. is one of the most sympathetic folks I've seen on the show. He beats himself up regularly over his decision.

I don't think it was a matter of not wanting to deal with Gordon. I think it was more a decision on what was best for him. Unfortunately, this happened before we knew a lot about autism and because of that, Gordon suffered.
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I completely agree. The Pages seemed to be doing what they thought was best given the information they had at the time. If they just wanted to ship him off for their convenience, they wouldn't have kept him home through his high school years. A lot has been learned about autism in the 18 years since Gordon disappeared. Most people had never even heard of autism in 1991.

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Ouch. That's kinda harsh, man.

If you watch the segment, this happened during a time when not much was known about autism. The only reason the Pages left Gordon at the group home was because they were told it was the best choice for him. I'm certain that if the situation were to unfold itself today, the Pages WOULD have been educated on how to care for Gordon and they WOULD have done just htat. Gordon Page, Sr. is one of the most sympathetic folks I've seen on the show. He beats himself up regularly over his decision.

I don't think it was a matter of not wanting to deal with Gordon. I think it was more a decision on what was best for him. Unfortunately, this happened before we knew a lot about autism and because of that, Gordon suffered.
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This guy reminds me of my brother who passed away. What pisses me off is that his parents, who seem to have all the money in the world, just shipped him off and let someone else take care of him. I could never imagine living in my household without my brother, no matter how difficult it was at time. If his parents would have just learned how to care for him this would have never happened.
I hope he is found and still alive. I hope that story is true. I hope he can be back with his family. But maybe he's happier where he is. Autistic people are amazing. My brother was never medicated and he was the most amazing person I have ever know.
Yes, clearly Gordon's parents were made of pure evil and just got tired of him. Please. It is very common for young adults with disabilities to enter group homes that are designed to help them achieve a little bit of independence and have their own life. I know a family who is in this situation, and while the separation was difficult at first, the young woman is really thriving. Does that mean group homes are for everyone? No. Does your situation mean that all autistic people should live with their families? No. Gordon's parents are probably still tearing their hearts out over their decision.
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Yes, I agree with the majority, the parents are not at fault. To be honest, you could tell by looking them that they were suffering plenty with what consequences their decision to leave Gordie in a group home caused. They certainly did not need folks piling on more. Gordie was put into a group home in 1989 at great reluctance by his parents. At that time, and when he disappeared in 1991, little was known about autism. Certainly little was known compared to what is known now. As a person who has aspergers syndrome, I can somewhat relate although aspergers is a 'milder' version of autism.

However I have zero doubt that Gordie's parents loved him, did not want to get rid of him and are not even negligent. They did what they thought was best for their son after heavy prodding from these group home directors that saw dollar signs and did not really appear to care about the patients, they certainly did not keep them regularly supervised, at least it does not sound like the home Gordie ran away from did. But yeah, I feel bad for Gordie and his parents, you could tell they felt awful about it, if they would have had to do it all over again they would have taken Gordie to Florida with them. I really truly hope Gordon Page Jr is still alive somewhere.
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Ouch. That's kinda harsh, man.

If you watch the segment, this happened during a time when not much was known about autism. The only reason the Pages left Gordon at the group home was because they were told it was the best choice for him. I'm certain that if the situation were to unfold itself today, the Pages WOULD have been educated on how to care for Gordon and they WOULD have done just htat. Gordon Page, Sr. is one of the most sympathetic folks I've seen on the show. He beats himself up regularly over his decision.

I don't think it was a matter of not wanting to deal with Gordon. I think it was more a decision on what was best for him. Unfortunately, this happened before we knew a lot about autism and because of that, Gordon suffered.

Well said, CRicci.

Every time I watch that segment, my heart just aches for GP, Sr. You can tell he was heartbroken over what happened and he would give anything to have it back so he could keep Gordie home.

I don't think it is at all fair to say his parents didn't care and "just shipped him off." I honestly think they thought he would get better care elsewhere as they couldn't give him what he needed. Sometimes you love something so much that you have to let it go (or at least go somewhere else more suited).

I still pray for that poor family and I pray Mr. Page can someday forgive himself. After all, he didn't do anything wrong, but I'm sure he still feels an insane amount of guilt.
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