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$50,000 in funding awarded to the National Autism Association to provide Big Red Safety Boxes for individuals at risk of wandering.

February 14, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded $50,000 in funding to the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide 1500 Big Red Safety Boxes to families of individuals with autism who are at risk of wandering.

November 21, 2013

The case of missing New York City teenager Avonte Oquendo has spurred a national conversation about wandering in the autism community. NPR host Celeste Headlee interviewed the National Autism Association’s Lori McIlwain about her experience with her own son on the spectrum. McIlwain's child has wandered more than once but was luckily found safe. He now wears a tracking device partially funded by law enforcement which emits a radio frequency so police can track him.

Autism Speaks today announced that it has awarded $30,000 in funding to the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide 1,000 Big Red

February 14, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 14, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded $30,000 in funding to the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide 1,000 Big Red Safety Boxes to families of individuals with autism.