Autism Speaks Urges DeBlasio To Address Wandering In Schools

NEW YORK (February 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks President Liz Feld today urged New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio to address the problem of wandering by children with autism as he prepares his first budget.

"Keeping our most vulnerable children safe is our first responsibility," said Feld. "One step towards that is providing sufficient support for programs to raise awareness and increase training in our public schools to address the problem of wandering by children with autism.

"In partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Autism Speaks is devoting tools and resources to educate the community, including school staff, to better protect our children across America," she added. "We look to Mayor Bill DeBlasio in crafting his first budget to devote sufficient resources to that task in New York City.”

To learn more about the Autism Speaks partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children go here