U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. is seeking funding and support from Congress to create a federal program that will provide tracking devices to children with autism who are in danger of wandering. The proposed legislation was driven as a result of a boy named Avonte who died after wandering away from his school one afternoon in New York City. The Senator feels that this program could save lives and help many families with autistic children.
While a source of funding for the long-term would need to be established, the federal government has been asked to contribute $10 million to the program. While this legislation is being proposed, the best way to advocate for the cause is to contact your Senators and let them know how and why you feel this is an important program. Taking action now could help to save lives in the future.
Read the full article from Disability Scoop: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/01/20/autism-tracking-renewed/19978/