Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: Autism Tracking Devices Alone Can't Keep Kids with Autism Safe
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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Autism Tracking Devices Alone Can't Keep Kids with Autism Safe

Tracking Devices Alone Can't Keep Autistic Kids Safe

Care2 blogger Angela Braun wrote about summer safety and the Mason Alert just about a month ago as it was starting to get warm. Summer hasn't quite started but already there've been more than a few reports about autistic children wandering, sometimes tragically. WAFB reports that 7-year-old John Hogan, Jr., of North Hogan Creek, Louisiana,was found drowned in a creek on Monday morning; he had been missing since Sunday afternoon and had just moved into the neighborhood. FOX News reports that a 6-year-old autistic boy was found, wearing only a diaper, on a highway off-ramp in Phoenix. He had only been missing for a few minutes and, fortunately, someone called the police immediately.3


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