Lost and Found: New Tracking Device Helps Special Needs Communitywickedlocalparents.com

On a lovely afternoon in Sherborn, 10-year-old Dean Howell was hiking with his caretaker, when he suddenly ran off and disappeared into the brush. For most parents or caretakers, this show of a child’s independence or precociousness is little more than a delay or inconvenience. Yet, for parents of children with special needs—such as autism, Down syndrome or deafness whereby the child may be unable to respond to their name, avoid eye contact, or lack the cognitive strength to navigate their way back or to assistance, the situation can be more dire.

via Lost and Found: New Tracking Device Helps Special Needs Community | wickedlocalparents.com.

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