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Wandering

September 15, 2015

Natasha Cornin, a New York mother, is using a device called Angel Sense to keep her son, Jaden, safe.

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August 31, 2015

In response to a growing concern about our loved ones with autism and their safety, Autism Speaks Georgia, in partnership with the Cobb County Safety Village, offered a two-part safety experience over the weekend for first responders, local autism organizations and families in the metro Atlanta area.

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July 30, 2015

PEOPLE Magazine tells the story of 4-year-old Sidney Heidrick of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, who tragically died after wandering away from his grandparents' home into Lake Erie. These tragedies are far too common in the autism community.

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June 09, 2015

The goal of the training is to keep citizens with autism safe, increase responder awareness of special needs preparation steps and build community partnerships according to the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshall.

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June 05, 2015

The announcement came in response to the October 2013 tragedy when Avonte Oquendo, 14, wandered unnoticed from his Queens school.

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June 05, 2015

It is estimated that nearly 50% of children with autism have a tendency to wander from safety. Al Jazeera recently covered the tragic story of seven-year-old Savannah Martin who accidentally drowned in a pond after slipping out of her home in 2011. Autism Speaks has developed resources and tools to help keep you and your family safe.

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May 30, 2015

The event, hosted in partnership with the Montgomery County Police Department and Autism Speaks, attracted the largest crowd yet

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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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