June 22, 2014 - The body of a five-year-old Texas boy with autism who wandered from his family's home was found in a neighbor's pond yesterday, shortly after his family reported to the Sherriff's Department that the boy was missing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the child's family and friends.
Autism Speaks has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to address autism wandering incidents. Visit this page to find out how to report an active case of wandering. Find Autism Speaks resources to help prevent wandering here. You can also find our Swimming & Water Safety Grants page here.