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July 15, 2016

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed S. 2614, Kevin and Avonte's Law, legislation that would help safeguard children with autism or other developmental disabilities from wandering. According to a recent national survey, a third of school-age children with autism had wandered away from caregivers.

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December 04, 2015

The day's top headlines from around the autism community.

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December 02, 2015

14 dead in worst mass killing since Sandy Hook.

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July 30, 2015

After someone stole a 23-year-old woman with autism's bike, a police officer in Chandler, Arizona, went beyond the call of duty to help her: he got her a new bike.

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June 25, 2015

Autism Speaks previously reported on an autism ID card program for drivers on the spectrum in Montgomery, Alabama. This program has sparked a similar idea in The Ozarks in Missouri.

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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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March 20, 2015

Several dozen police officers and first responders attended autism training in Homewood, Alabama, to learn how to better engage with individuals on the autism spectrum.

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March 12, 2015

A police officer in Jeffersonville, Indiana rescued a four-year-old boy from a wastewater treatment pool after a stroke of clever thinking led him to the boy, WDRB reported.

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