Wandering

Grandma Says Emergency Responders Responsible for Saving Grandson's Life

(May 1, 2014) - Last Saturday in Manistee, Michigan, Janet Krause got a call that is every parent or grandparent's worst nightmare: her grandson Owen had run off from the company of his caregiver and fallen into a nearby ... More...

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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