Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: AWAARE - Autism Wandering and Elopement Initiative
AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio for child abductions only! Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are NOT included in the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert. This really needs to change.

Friday, February 25, 2011

AWAARE - Autism Wandering and Elopement Initiative

Great site added to our Links section, AWAARE - Autism Wandering and Elopement Initiative

With little public understanding about autism-related wandering, coupled with a lack of resources to combat occurrences, drowning deaths associated with autism elopement remain a leading cause of fatalities among children and adults on the autism spectrum. Although no formal data exists about the number of wandering incidents per year, cases are becoming increasingly common and awareness alone can play a major role in reducing occurrences. To learn more, click here.

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