The Good News: U of M Fraternities Raise $60K for Kids With Autism
The money will be used to provide GPS tracking devices to families of autistic children.
Nineteen fraternities at the University of Michigan say that they've raised over $60,000, partnering with the Autism Alliance of Michigan. Their goal is to help keep track of children on the spectrum who have a tendency to wander.
They plan on announcing it on Sunday at 1 PM at Alpha Sigma Phi in Ann Arbor, along with the parents of Sean Taglione. Sean was 12-years-old when he passed away back in 2012. He was autistic; he wandered away from his home and was hit by a car.
This comes as federal legislation is being introduced that seeks $10 million in funds for the same thing.
As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I think this is wonderful. We're very lucky; our son is high-functioning and has never had an issue with wandering off. But I can't imagine how invaluable this would be to a parent who has a child who is prone to this. Well done! And thank you!