Safety and wandering legislation passed the U.S. Senate with your help, but we now must clear a key committee hurdle in the U.S. House.
The legislation, known as Kevin and Avonte’s law, is named after two children with autism who lost their lives after wandering and would allow Justice Department grants to be used by law enforcement agencies and nonprofits for education and training programs to prevent wandering. The legislation also provides access to resources to help individuals who become separated from their caregivers.
Advocates have been making calls and sending emails, but we need to make our voices heard on social media. Can you help? Please tweet:
Thanks for all your hard work!
Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Autism Speaks