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Search for Avonte Oquendo puts Wandering in National Spotlight

October 23, 2013

As the search for missing Queens, N.Y., boy Avonte Oquendo continues into a third week, the issue of wandering is in the national spotlight. About half of children with autism wander. Autism Speaks wants to remind families of the resources available and the advice to follow to keep your children safe. See 7 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Wandering at Your Child’s School and find more wandering resources here.

Follow the ongoing search and learn how to help here.

CBS News recently highlighted how common and dangerous wandering by children with autism is, not to mention the tremendous stress it puts on families. Watch the report below.