Autism and Wandering

 

A study conducted in the United States found that nearly 50% of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a tendency to wander or bolt from a safe environment. More than one third of the children with autism who wander are unable to communicate their name, address or phone
number. Many of these children and teenagers have little understanding of dangers associated with wandering including drowning, traffic-related injuries, accidents, falls, dehydration and hypothermia.

Children with ASD often leave a safe environment to get to something of interest, or away from something, such as loud noises or bright lights. As a parent, there is no one else that knows your child as well as you do. If you are the caregiver of a child/adult with autism, and your loved one demonstrates wandering tendencies, following are some preventative measures that may help keep him safe… Read more

Today is Earth Day!
Many of us will be outdoors with our family - whether you will be participating in clean-up operations or simply going for a walk, remember to update your children’s profile on the SIGN4L application.

To download SIGN4L:
Apple Store: apple.co/2s8jbg7
Google Play Store: bit.ly/2IMfJSq
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We are excited to announce that Véronique Saumure will be rowing with us in honor of missing children on June 9th!

" When you have children, it's unimaginable to think that they can leave BEFORE you. The mere thought that they can disappear in a matter of seconds, is terrifying. In order to bring these children home, we need a lighthouse. A light that will help guide them home. The Missing Children's Network is a beacon of hope, not only for the missing, but for all those who remain.

******* I allow myself to reshape this African proverb: "It takes a whole village to" find "a child". ****** Let's be this village on June 9th! Let's join forces and row towards the same goal!

I will be dragon boating on that day and I need your encouragement, your presence, your support! "Alone we advance faster, together we advance further"! Thank you xoxo "

Support Véronique and the VIP team to row for hope: bit.ly/2umt9uL
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This morning, we had the privilege of welcoming Marcèle Lamarche, the co-founder of the Missing Children’s Network. Marcèle shared with the team how the tragic events of November 1, 1984, led her to create an organization that would support families living every parent’s worst nightmare.

‘‘The goal is to contribute. Whether it’s through prevention or search. Just contribute. ’’ - Marcèle Lamarche.

Thank you Marcèle for your insight and vision ... thanks to you, the Missing Children’s Network has been keeping hope alive for so many families for over 34 years!
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The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 17-year-old Vanessa Colmor, has been found. Thank you to all of those who shared her picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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Message in a Bottle – An evening in Quebec City

Our first edition of Message in a Bottle will take place October 2, 2019 at the famous Fairmount Château Frontenac! Message in a Bottle is an Exquisite Evening of Vintage Wines and Signature Dishes Benefitting the Missing Children’s Network. Over 150 guests will join...

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Tiny Tots Walk for Hope

Our 3rd annual Tiny Tots walk for Hope Campaign is taking place on May 25th! May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day and all across the world, hundreds of children will be remembered. This special day serves as an annual reminder to renew our efforts in reuniting...

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Jesse Galganov Fund

At the request of the family, the Missing Children’s Network has created the Jesse Galganov Fund. The family of Jesse Galganov is trying to locate their son who has been missing since September 28, 2017 while on a hiking trip in Peru. They have not heard from Jesse in...

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Your financial help allows us to offer quality services to families and professionals.

Eighty-six cents ($0.86) of every dollar received goes directly to our recovery and prevention programs.

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“It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to your efforts in keeping our children safe.  When I saw the stats particularly for Quebec, it really hit home the urgency to continue to educate our kids on the hazards that exist and ways to keep themselves safe.”

Suzy

Since I have been donating to your organization, I have been very lucky not to have lost any of my children and I now have 4 grandchildren!  I will always continue to support this cause that is very dear to me. Losing a child for a mere 20 seconds is such a dreadful feeling, and I could never ever imagine feeling like this until my child was returned home.  I wish that so many other parents could share the same blessing I have had. My heart goes out to everyone who has a missing child. Keep up the fantastic work Pina , please. You and your team are amazing!!

Sandra Bolduc

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