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Wandering Bill Gains Senate Approval

Legislation and Healthcare News By State Autism Awareness News

July 15, 2016- "Wandering Bill Gains Senate Approval"- The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved legislation to provide tracking devices and other resources to help kids with autism and developmental disabilities at the risk of wandering. The legislation would authorize the U.S. Department of Justice to provide grants to law enforcement agencies to pay for electronic tracking devices for those with developmental disabilities who are prone to bolting. Specifically, $2 million would be directed annually to the program, which would include tracking devices as well as training and other efforts to address wandering. The bill now has to clear the hurdles of the House before reaching the president’s desk.