Is there an official number for autistic elopements?, by FlappinessIs.
We know how many traffic fatalities there are. We have data on stroke and cancer. We even have some numbers on dementia related wandering deaths. But in a diagnosis that affects 1 in 68 people – half of whom are at risk for wandering/elopement – we have little hard data on how many have died as a result. And nobody keeps track of how many children have wandered from schools. (Read that last sentence again.)