Autism – Wandering Bill Clears Senate Committee; Introduced in House


On April 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2016 (S. 2614), passing the bill out of committee by a vote of 15 to 5. The measure, sponsored by Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), adds children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities to an existing program to provide education, training, and technology to help prevent and reduce the harm from wandering. On April 13, Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) introduced Kevin and Avonte’s Law in the House (H.R. 4919).

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