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 Parental Alienation Awareness Day.

Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members.

It is crucial to protect children from being alienated from their parents. If you are in the midst of a complicated divorce or separation and are concerned for the well-being of your child, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support at 514 843-4333. All calls are confidential.
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The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 16-year-old Danika Bergeron-Lajeunesse, has been found. Thank you to all of those who shared her picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 16-year-old Déby-Haïsha François, has been found. Thank you to all of those who shared her picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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A HUGE thank you to the Air Canada Foundation for its very generous and continued support.

Once again, the Air Canada Foundation is offering a pair of round-trip tickets to any North American destination. The draw for these tickets will take place at our Annual Dragon Boat Challenge on June 9th.

Thank you to the Air Canada Foundation for helping us build safer communities!
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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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