Minnesota family uses Autism tracking bracelet

By Brittany Lake | WXOW

 

Minnesota family uses Autism tracking bracelet

Autism affects one in 88 children. Children with Autism, or any other cognitive disorder, are at constant risk of wandering. It’s not because they have a bad home life, they run because something draws them there.

And they may not always be willing to get near police officers who are trying to bring them home. A La Crescent family is the first in Houston County to use a program that increases the chance of finding, and saving their Autistic son.

When Caden Butler-Modaff was younger, wide open spaces terrified him. The way he would cope, was to run.

Doctors diagnosed seven-year-old Caden with Autism after his 2nd birthday. Caden’s mom, Jennifer Butler-Modaff, said “Your best efforts may not be enough to keep a particular child with a condition from wandering.”

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