Skip navigation

Calls to Action

School

School Bus Leaves Boy with Autism at Wrong House

August 08, 2014

(August 8, 2014) - A New Jersey father is calling for training for school bus drivers and bus aides after his son with autism was left alone at the wrong house. Stuart Chaifetz posted a Youtube video detailing what happened and the panic that went through his mind upon hearing his 12-year-old son Akian was found by a stranger.

“You’re not carting packages that can be deposited without a signature on someone’s front porch,” Chaifetz says in the video.

Boy with Autism Wanders Out of School Without Anyone Knowing

May 23, 2014

(May 23, 2014) - A Bellevue, Neb., family is outraged after their 9-year-old son with autism wandered out of school without anyone knowing. The boy apparently walked out of school after lunch and made his way home.

The boy’s mother, Stephanie Parks, told KETV, “He just popped right in the door and asked for a snack.”

 Parks says she called the school and informed them that her son was not in building. Bellevue Public Schools officials say they are working with the family to correct what went wrong that day.