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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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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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January 30, 2014

Autism Speaks Vice President of Family Services Lisa Goring answers questions about the new announcement from NY Senator Chuck Schumer.

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February 07, 2014

Disability Scoop clarifies last week's announcement that federal funding can be used to cover tracking devices for people with autism.

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January 26, 2014

Senator Schumer today announced "Avonte's Law", a proposal for funding voluntary tracking devices for children with autism.

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