Schumer said the voluntary-use GPS tracking devices will be like those used to track people suffering from Alzheimer’s for which the DOJ already provides grants, The New York Times reports..
The push for the government to cover the cost of GPS tracking for autistic children comes in response to the death of Avonte Oquendo, a severely autistic, non-verbal 14-year-old who disappeared from his Queens, New York school on October 4 last year. His remains were later found in the East River, but the cause of his death remains unknown.
Schumer said he will continue to press for legislation to secure long-term federal funding for the devices.
Read more: Justice Department: Feds to Pay for GPS Trackers for Autistic Kids | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2014/01/29/justice-department-gps-trackers-autistic/#ixzz2rvD8JSNZ