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NCMEC

March 23, 2016

Thank you to our partners in this event, NCMEC, Massachusetts State Police, Gillette Stadium, and Autism Speaks New England Chapter, in efforts to raise awareness.

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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.

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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.

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April 23, 2015

Autism Speaks launched the expansion of our partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by teaming up to provide autism safety and wandering prevention training for the New York Police Department.

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July 25, 2014

News conference addresses efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about dangers of wandering

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April 29, 2014

Autism Speaks urges better training to respond to people with autism

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April 10, 2014

Philly.com asks whether enough was done to protect Christina Sankey, who disappeared last month in the company of her caregiver

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February 16, 2014

Edward Davis was found safe in Miami after going missing for several hours Sunday

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