Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: Close Call in Fort Wayne IN
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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Close Call in Fort Wayne IN

Firefighters find missing child | The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN

An incident over the weekend shows the importance of firefighters’ other public safety roles, including searching for missing children, Fort Wayne Fire Department officials said.

Fort Wayne firefighters on Sunday morning found a boy whose mother got a scare when he ran from his home on the 1900 block of Greentree Court.

The boy’s mother said she was upstairs getting ready to visit a friend when she heard the back door slam and the boy’s younger sibling yelling for her, according to a news release provided by the fire department. She called 911 at 10:56 a.m. when she realized her son, who has autism, had run from the house.

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