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Calls to Action

Lindsay Naeder

February 05, 2016

First nationwide survey on wandering underscores need to better safeguard school-age children with developmental disabilities

November 06, 2015

Autism Speaks is committed to ensuring the safety of all people with autism through a multi-faceted approach involving education and awareness. Autism Speaks has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on these efforts and the two organizations recently held a training for first responders in Springfield, Missouri.

May 21, 2015

A briefing sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was held on Elopement in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The briefing addressed the dangers of wandering and the need for federal resources that could come from passing Avonte’s Law Act of 2015.