The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed the addition of a new diagnostic code to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision for wandering behavior. A variety of disability advocacy and professional organizations including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, The Arc, TASH, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, National Disability Rights Network, are worried about the potential unintended consequences that may emerge from a medical diagnostic code for wandering behavior. Ari Ne'eman, President of ASAN will join us on AWN Radio to explain these concerns in detail.
Do you know someone who is at risk of wandering off? Please tell those whose family will benefit about our Saturday give away on AWN Radio. It will be a GPS Location Device & 1year of LifePROTEKT service (details here.)