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April 14, 2016

Advocates celebrated this week when the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed S.2614, safety and wandering legislation known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law, by a vote of 15 to 5. The legislation aims to safeguard individuals who have autism or other conditions that may cause them to wander away from caregivers.

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April 06, 2016

Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks executive vice president of programs and services, and Lindsay Naeder, director of the Autism Response Team and Safety initiatives, talk about all things Family Services.

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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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March 21, 2016

The Florida legislature recently passed SB 230 – Missing Persons with Special Needs, also known as Project Leo, which will create pilot projects in certain areas of the state to provide locating technology to aid search-and-rescue efforts for persons with special needs in cases of elopement.

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March 09, 2016

The Autism Safety Coalition (ASC) announced today its support of S. 2614, Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2016, to address wandering incidents and fatalities in children with developmental disabilities.

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March 08, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York have introduced legislation to help families locate missing loved ones who have autism or other conditions that may cause them to wander away from caregivers. S.2614.

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February 05, 2016

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

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February 04, 2016

Jackson had gotten out of our former house several times over the years – each one scarier than the first.

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