In my more than 40 years of doing news there have been far too many stories that I have had to report about missing autistic children. Far to many of those stories have had a tragic ending. That’s why an effort that has started locally that I learned about this week sounds like such a good idea. Delphos residents Katie and Nick Goergens are parents of a child who is autistic. They have started a charity called “operation Save The Lost.”. Their goal is to provide as many families with autistic children as they can with a no-cost GPS equipped tracking device that can notify parents, other care givers, and first responders of the whereabouts of a child who has gone missing. That’s important because children with autism often don’t recognize danger and can be attracted to things like bodies of water. Each of the Jiobit devices they hope to provide costs $300.00 which includes a 2-year monitoring agreement. There’s been no shortage of applicants for the devices through the groups website Operation save the lost.com. Katie Goergens and fellow Operation Save The Lost board member Kelly Vonderembse will have complete details about the effort on this weekends addition of Community Focus. The program airs this Sunday morning at both 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Fun 1071, and I think it’s a program you won’t want to miss. That’s the way I se it.