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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Autism Wandering - Peace of Mind for Parents

Peace of Mind for Parents - NBC29

When a person goes missing, time is of the essence, especially when it's a child with autism. What was once used to locate Alzheimer's patients, a tracking device is now giving parents who have an autistic son or daughter some peace of mind.

The Morris family in Albemarle County is getting ready for a trip to the beach. On this vacation the most important item they're taking is probably a tracking device in case seven year old, Jake, goes missing. Jake's mom Stephanie Morris said it gives them more freedom.

"Something would just catch his eye and he would just be gone," Stephanie said.

Jake is autistic and has a tendency to wander away without telling anyone where he's going.

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