Wandering

Family Still Looking for Answers after Death of 37-Year-Old Woman with Autism

(April 10, 2014) - Philadelphia Daily News Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky examines the tragic case of Christina Sankey, a 37-year-ol... More...

Avonte Oquendo's Mother Warned School of his Tendency to Run

(March 27, 2014) -- Vanessa Fontaine, the mother of 14-year-old, Avonte Oquendo, had told her son's teacher that Avonte was a 'runner' who might leave the school building. The note letter was never shared with school a... More...

Four-Year-Old with Autism Drowns in California after Wandering from Home

(March 24, 2014) - Autism Speaks would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Travis Stratton, 4. In a tragic accident on Friday, Travis wandered from his home and was found in a backyard swimming pool a few ho... More...

Tragic Ending to Philadelphia Wandering Case

(March 7, 2014) - Christina Sankey, a 29-year-old woman with autism who went missing in Philadelphia on Thursday, has been found dead.

Sankey, who was non-verbal, became separated from her caregiver on Thursday afterno... More...

Locating Devices and Other Wandering-Prevention Technology

Care Trak The Original Law Enforcement Rescue Program that electronically tracks people with Alzheimer's who wander and special needs kids. Sheriffs, Police, Fire Departments, SAR Teams, etc. use Care Trak to quickly lo... More...

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.

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Autism Speaks to Provide Funding for “Big Red Safety Boxes" for Families of Individuals with Autism

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 provi... More...

Liz Feld Talks Child Safety on The Katie Show

NEW YORK, NY  (January 12, 2014) -- Autism Speaks President Liz Feld joined Katie Couric today for an important segment on autism wandering and school safety in light of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo. Watch the segm... More...

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