Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: James O’Brien - Autism Wandering Law
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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

James O’Brien - Autism Wandering Law

Gov. Quinn Visits Elmhurst to Sign Bill That Will 'Help Save Lives' - Elmhurst, IL Patch

Gov. Pat Quinn and a host of other Illinois lawmakers were in Elmhurst this morning for the signing of House Bill 1610.

The bill provides a new legal use of 911 technology to quickly locate cognitively impaired people who might wander away from home, like children with autism and adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

The new law was named after James O’Brien, a child with autism who lives in Elmhurst.

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