Wandering

Preventing Wandering: Resources for Parents and First Responders

A 2012 study confirmed what many parents know well: Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on fa... More...

Tragic End to Search for Missing 7-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Police said Monday night that 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in a car near his Northeast D.C. home.  Police and local residents had been searching for the boy since early Sunday morning.

For more details on this tragic sto... More...

Sharing Condolences with the Families of Mikaela Lynch, Owen Black and Drew Howell

In the wake of the tragic events that took place in California, Florida and Ohio in the last week, we’d like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families of Mikaela Lynch, Owen Black and Drew Howell, and also offer thanks to the sear... More...

Search for Mikaela Lynch Ends Tragically

*Update -- We were sadly just informed that Mikaela Lynch was found deceased in a creek near her home in Clearlake County. We'd like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and also offer thanks to the searchers. For more on thi... More...

Wandering Tips from the Autism Speaks Community!

In light of the recent Wandering study, we reached out to our community and asked for tips and tools used... More...

Study Confirms: Autism Wandering Common & Scary

A new study confirms what many parents know well: Wandering by children w... More...

Autism Speaks Announces Partnership with the National Autism Association to Provide Funding for “Big Red Safety Boxes” for Families of Individuals with Autism at Risk of Wandering

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 14, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded $30,000 in funding to the Nationa... More...

Parents Say Wandering Common & Scary; Research & Guidance Needed

The first major study on runaway behavior among children with autism confirms that it is both common and extremely stre... More...

New Data Shows Half of All Children with Autism Wander and Bolt from Safe Places

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research project, recently revealed the preliminary results of the first major survey o... More...
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