Over 50% of children with autism have wandered off. Avonte's Law would finance a program to provide optional electronic tracking devices to be worn by children with autism. The legislation would allocate $10 million for the program, giving these children's parents free access to the equipment. New legislation would expand an existing Department of Justice program that grants money to law enforcement agencies and other groups to provide trackers for people who have Alzheimer’s disease. As a parent of a child with autism who has himself had issues with elopement in the past, I highly recommend we provide funding for every individual with autism to be able to access this device.
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