Wandering

Rescue: Girl Found Barefoot on Frozen Lake Michigan

A 13-year-old Michigan girl who wandered out of her home was found walking on an icy Lake Michigan barefoot by firefighters. Officials say the girl broke away from her mother Sunday morning and left home without shoes. When firefighters reached th... More...

Brooklyn Boy Leaves School, but Good Samaritan Guides him Home

Five-year-old Malachi, who has cerebral palsy, left his Brooklyn charter school via a door that locked behind him. A man who encountered Malachi in the street walked him home to his apartment building.

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New Funding for Tracking Devices: What Does It Mean?

In the post below, Autism Speaks Vice President of Family Services Lisa Goring answers questions ... More...

Announcement about Federal Funding for Tracking Devices Explained

Last week, Senator Chuck Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Justice will immediately allow existing grant funds to be used to fund voluntary tracking devices for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Th... More...

Joyful Ending to Wandering Case

New York (January 30, 2014) - A twelve-year-old boy from Queens is back in the arms of his mother after wandering from home this morning.

It is an example of how successful a quick and united response ... More...

Feds Will Pick Up Cost of Trackers for Children With Autism, NY Senator Says

New York (January 29, 2014) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday announced the federal government is going to pay for voluntary tracking devices for children with autism.

The announcement follows in the wake of the d... More...

New Video Shows Avonte Oquendo Exiting School's Open Door

(January 29, 2014) A report on WNBC-TV showed previously unseen footage from the day Avonte Oquendo disappeared from his school last October. In the video, a door is left open for a period of time, and Avonte exits the school... More...

Sen. Schumer, Attorney General Holder Discuss Avonte's Law

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2014)  - Senator Chuck Schumer (D - NY) questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about funding for "Avonte's Law" at today's meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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