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NPR Talks Wandering with National Autism Association

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.

NPR: CARA Passage One of Few 'Bold' Actions Taken by Congress in 2011

December 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 31, 2011) -- In a year-end review of Congress, NPR correspondent Tamara Keith reported on a professor's finding that the current Congress is on pace to be the least productive since the 1880s. The renewal of the 2006 Combating Autism Act, signed into law September 30 by President Obama, was singled out as one of the few significant achievements.

National Public Radio Covers New Jersey Autism Case

September 26, 2007

(September 26, 2007) On Sept. 26, the National Public Radio program "Morning Edition" broadcast a story about Jake Micheletti, a New Jersey boy whose parents succesfully sued their insurance company to force the insurer to cover Jake's therapy. The case eventually reached the New Jersey Supreme Court, which decided in favor of the Michelettis. Read the story and listen online at