Posts made in May, 2015

It’s National Missing Children’s Day. Where is Jason Sims?

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  After months of searching, a 15-year-old boy with autism remains missing from Fairfield, Alabama. How long he’s been missing, no one can say for sure. Staff members from the National Autism Association contacted Fairfield Police three weeks ago, but there were no updates on the case. So where is 15-year-old Jason Sims? In a February AL.com article about the missing teen, Fairfield police Chief Leon Davis stated, “I have never seen anything like it.” The article noted that Davis said Fairfield police and the Department of Human Resources are conducting a joint...

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Autism Advocates Gather on Capitol Hill to Support Avonte’s Law

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Autism and missing person advocates gathered on Capitol Hill for a briefing on elopement in children and adults with autism.

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NAA to Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Autism & Wandering

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

  The National Autism Association is hosting a Capitol Hill briefing on Autism & Wandering on Tuesday, May 19th, in Washington, DC. Sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the briefing will address the dangers of wandering and the need for federal resources that could come from passing Avonte’s Law. According to a 2012 study in Pediatrics, 49% of children with autism engage in wandering behaviors, often with fatal consequences. This week, a boy with autism was killed by a train after wandering from his home in Alabama. Last week, a girl with a developmental disability died...

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