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

At the request of the Sûreté du Québec, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 17 year-old Vanessa Colmor, last seen back on April 13th in Val-d’Or. ... See MoreSee Less

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At the request of the SPVQ, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 14 year-old Cloé Lafrance, last seen back on April 7th in Quebec City. ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER: The ScotiaBank Challenge – We are Almost There!

Our In Motion for the Missing team is ready to take on the challenge of running 5 or 10 km on April 27th! This year, we are proud to welcome Carole Boisvert, the sister of Danielle Boisvert, missing from Montreal-North since 1976, who will be running 10km in honour of her sister.

We have almost reached our goal of $5,000! Please support our team by making a donation on our team page: bit.ly/2Ro4DTp

On behalf of all the children who are counting on us, we want to say THANK YOU!
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In honor of Missing Chidren’s Month and International Missing Children’s Day, we are proud to share details of our 3rd annual Tiny Tots Walk for Hope.

This year, May 25th lands on a Saturday, and most daycares are closed. With this in mind, we are asking our partner child care centers to pick the day, that works for them and walk 25 minutes in honor of missing children. Last year, 59 child care centers throughout the province joined their voice to ours and raised more than $19,000 for our mission! Our goal this year is $25,000!

If your child care center is interested or if you know a child care center who would be interested in participating in the 2019 Tiny Tots Walk for Hope, please click here for more information or to register: bit.ly/2Zc1B9Q or contact Valerie Cousineau at valeriec@reseauenfantsretour.ong or call her at 514 843-4968 ext. 230.
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13 years ago today, Francis-Albert Cloutier disappeared without leaving a trace.

The next morning, his car was located on an ATV trail in St-Amable. Since that day, no one has either seen or heard from Francis. His family will not stop searching until they finally have the answers, they have been longing for.

Today, let’s keep hope alive for Francis and his family.
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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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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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