Cassandra Burgess-Alex keeps the house key on a lanyard around her neck. Her son Diallo, 10, is on the autistic spectrum and tends to wander from the home and she uses a key to lock the front door on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sacramento. She has had to bolt the windows and doors because he has run away so many times, sometimes scooped up by neighbors and other times by the police,
Cassandra Burgess-Alex keeps the house key on a lanyard around her neck. Her son Diallo, 10, is on the autistic spectrum and tends to wander from the home and she uses a key to lock the front door on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sacramento. She has had to bolt the windows and doors because he has run away so many times, sometimes scooped up by neighbors and other times by the police, Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Cassandra Burgess-Alex keeps the house key on a lanyard around her neck. Her son Diallo, 10, is on the autistic spectrum and tends to wander from the home and she uses a key to lock the front door on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sacramento. She has had to bolt the windows and doors because he has run away so many times, sometimes scooped up by neighbors and other times by the police, Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Why autistic children wander, and what to do about it

November 14, 2016 8:00 AM

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