Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More/Corrected Info on Wilford Black

I was trying to get this info through my parents, but there it was right on

Wilford Marshall Black
"Wilford was six years old when he was taken from his mother. He was a shy, normal little boy. He was placed in a foster home for approximately six months as a result of the 1953 Raid.
When he was returned to his mother, he stopped communicating with others and started wandering away. He would walk away from home and would have to be found and brought back. He seemed to have a special attraction to windmills.
Wilford had begun attending school before the Raid, so he could do some things. After he was returned to his parents, they tried to send him back to school, but they could not get him to do anything. He couldn’t seem to concentrate. His parents and teachers did what they could for him. He could draw pictures and write his name; however, he had severe disabilities. He was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of being separated from his mother. He never recovered from the separation.His mother could not keep track of him, so when he was twenty years old, he was sent to Arizona Training Program in Coolidge, Arizona. He lived there until he was thirty years old. He required total personal care. Then he moved to Cedar Manor, a rest home in Cedar City, Utah, and remained there until he was forty, when he moved to Colorado City, Arizona, to live with his family.
Wilford prefers to be by himself. He requires a lot of encouragement from those around him. He seems to be “in his own world”. He gets upset if anyone makes fun of him. His memory is very poor and he cannot read. He cannot solve problems or learn new tasks. He appears to understand what is said to him; however, he does not respond. He is unable to tell others when he sick or hurting physically. When he is in pain he will just stand in his room. He likes to look out the window for hours at a time.
Wilford now lives with his brother. He is unable to care for his own hygiene and personal needs. He depends on his brother to take care of him.



RW said...

It sounds like Wilfred has autism, not PTSD. The symptoms are very different.

jjb said...


I appreciate your blog. It is nice to read after looking at so much negative on other sites. It was really making me sick.

I never believed Warren Jeffs was a prophet of God, but my family does and they are the most decent people I know. I told my mom I wouldn't criticize Warren because I don't want to be disrespectful to someone she loves. Besides it wouldn't make me a better person.

I think Wilford Black was autistic. It is hard enough for a child with autism to learn to function with a learning disability, but to take him from his family was very very cruel.

Bruce in Montana said...

Just found this blog. I'm a 50-something inactive LDS but have been following the mess in Texas very closely.
Like many, I just look for the truth and the mainstream media is just not the place for it.
Thanks for posting your views.

Anonymous said...

RW said...
It sounds like Wilfred has autism, not PTSD. The symptoms are very different.

I think so too. Although I fear the trauma of the separation pushed him over the edge. A pity he wasn't allowed to stay in a stable, warm, and loving environment that was working for him.

I appreciate this blog even though I haven't commented here before.

It's very easy to pick apart and criticize the anectdotes presented here but when you see story after story from many different people about how CPS has violated and torn apart peaceful families you have to wonder.


John (with an h) said...

Wasn't the PTSD diagnosis not codified until the late 1970s or early 1980s? How could he have been diagnosed with it in the 1950s? By whom?