Being a parent is a challenging job, but it's even more complex for those raising children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disability that affects individuals socially and behaviorally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in 68 children in America has been identified as having ASD. That is a significant number for a disorder that currently has no cure.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, wandering off or "eloping" is a major cause for concern for children with ASD.
Studies have shown that almost 50% of families dealing with ASD reported that their kids wandered off at least once between the ages of 4 and 17.
One dad with a son diagnosed with ASD decided to use technology to prevent wandering, and it saved a child's life.
There are a lot of GPS tracking apps out there. What makes this so special?
A dad created an app to help his son with autism. It saved another child's life.