By Brittany Lake | WXOW
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.”