Freedom Wandering Prevention and Emergency Alert Watch – A Device That Gives You The True Sense Of Freedom

Freedom for normal people is enough in the form of the autonomy they have in doing their tasks. Having an elderly patient, a person with some serious medical condition or a child on the autism spectrum is a constant source of worry.  The current stats are that almost half of children with autism (particularly under […]

Two teens with autism found while Avonte Oquendo remains missing

California, Montreal, New York – Avonte Oquendo still missing 18 year old David Allen Soto was found after four days in the mountains around Wildomar, California. Soto who has autism and schizophrenia was taken to the hospital for a check up before being released to his family.  The search team is releaved to have located him […]

Police forces join in Respite Programs to make training in autism a priority

Chesapeake, Virginia – Two police officers who make a difference for parents and their children with autism With the numbers of children on the autism spectrum growing, so too is the number that run, bolt, wander and get lost or go missing. Police forces across the US are learning about autism to be of greater […]

15 year old autistic teen and family raising funds for service dog

Profiles in Brief – Help Marisa get her service dog. 15 year old Marisa Smith was only diagnosed with autism two years ago but has had serious developmental challenges since birth and the family has been raising funds for service dog.  Marisa says. “Dealing with people is hard. They’re not exactly as understanding as animals.” […]

Gone Missing, Avonte Oquendo’s still missing but others are being found

Children from the ages of 4 to 7 with autism are 35% more likely to wander than neurotypical children. After almost four weeks, there remains little news on the location of 14 year old Avonte Oquendo. A teenager did take a picture of someone who resembles the missing teenager Tuesday.  The family  a acknowledges the similarities […]

Avonte Oquendo remains missing after almost one month

 News in Brief – Avonte Alert petition created Autism Daily Newscast has chosen not to report on the missing case of Avonte Oquendo unless significant new information can be reported. There is still no new clues to finding him. Amid concerns that perhaps Avonte is being held in order to obtain a large amount of money, […]

RyanAir make embarrassing Autism payout

RyanAir have made a donation to Autism Ireland just days after they asked two volunteers for the charity to print out their boarding passes before embarking on a fundraising venture. The incident happened on September 21 in Dublin airport, and two cyclists were forced to hand over 70 Euros each for boarding their bicycles onto […]

Desperate Measures – When a mother can no longer care for her autistic child

Parents of Philippe Telford, a nineteen year old man with severe autism, reached this point last April.  Amanda Telford told CTVnews Ottawa, Canada that she and her husband no longer had the resources physically, mentally, emotionally or financially to provide the care to secure the safety of their son. That week, Philippe had wandered off from […]

QR Code iD: A Smart Tool for Wandering Prevention

One of the most common worries among parents of children with autism is safety. Since children with autism struggle with communicating their desires and problems, there is a tendency for them to run off. Moreover, their limitations on communication may prove a difficulty not only for them but also for rescuers and people who find […]

Portland School Still Has Seclusion Room

Oregon State Representative Sarah Gelser says it’s “outrageous” that Pioneer School in Portland still has a seclusion room, in spite of a state law requiring they be removed by Sept. 1. Christine Miles, spokesperson for the school, admits that the room is still there, but claims that the school is awaiting guidance from the Oregon […]