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Autism Wandering Bill Passes Senate

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Autism Wandering Bill Passes Senate

July 15, 2016

On July 14, the Senate unanimously passed Kevin and Avonte's Law (S. 2614). The bill, led by Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) would expand existing federal programs that provide grants to assist in the design, establishment, and operation of location tracking technology to locate people prone to wandering, including children with autism and adults with dementia. The bill would also provide funding for preventative measures including training and resources aimed at parents, school personnel, first responders, and other members of the public.

 
ANCOR strongly supports the legislation and has been a leading voice among national organizations to bring awareness to the issue and the solutions set forth in the bill. The bill will now move to the House for consideration.