Senate Briefing on Wandering (also known as elopement) by Persons With Autism

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is sponsoring a briefing on “Elopement in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders” on Tuesday, May 19th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT in the Russell Senate Building, Room 485. Speakers will include: Scott Badesch, President/Chief Executive Offi­cer, Autism Society of America; Robert Lowery, Jr., Vice President, Missing Children Division, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Scott Martin, Director, SafetyNet Division of LoJack Corporation; former State Police Captain (Retired), Connecticut State Police; and Lori McIlwain, Co-founder & Board Chairperson, National Autism Association.   This briefing aims to raise awareness of the problem of wandering and how law enforcement agencies are responding.

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