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This Law Could Have Prevented the Allentown Drowning Tragedy. Help Us Pass It!

January 7, 2016

This Law Could Have Prevented the Allentown Drowning Tragedy

A guest post by Natasha Cornin, an AngelSense GPS and Voice Monitoring Solution expert user and customer care specialist.


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I recall only too clearly my profoud sadness at hearing the news of yet another wandering tragedy. This time a 5-year old boy with autism who wandered from his family’s New Year’s Eve party only to be found two days later in the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania. Once again, we are reminded that more needs to be done to keep children with special needs safe.


Fighting for Autism


It’s believed that the little boy, Jayliel Vega Batista, wandered from his family’s festivities without a coat or shoes at around 10:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. He was last seen with a group of children playing on a tablet. He seemed to have just “left out of nowhere,” said Tayritza Molina, his 16-year-old sister. After an extensive search, the boy’s body was found at the water’s edge.


Let’s make a real difference

This tragedy has touched people worldwide. It comes at a time when memories of Avonte Oquendo’s elopement and disappearance from his Queens school are still fresh in the mind’s of many. The terrifying reality is that unless something drastic is done to protect children with autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders, stories like these will continue to make headlines.

I urge you to take a stand, and help us make a real difference by signing this petition to pass Jayliel’s Law. This law would require GPS tracking devices to be provided for all children with autism, and could save hundreds of lives every year. Let’s stand up and make our voices heard!

Keeping children with autism safe

As a mother to a child with autism, these stories hit a nerve. I know that I can’t always be there to protect my child and I chose to take a stand for my boy because I’m tired of living with fear, knowing that at any moment my child could wander off. The peace of mind that I have now that I use the AngelSense GPS device is why I’m proud to use and represent AngelSense.

It’s the only GPS tracking device for children with autism which alerts parents as soon as their child is lost by sending a text message to their phone. This early warning plays a critical role in locating and rescuing a child. I see a live map view of my son’s location and I can listen-in to hear his surroundings, all within the first minutes of him wandering off which are absolutely critical for finding him. In 2015 alone hundreds of children were saved thanks to AngelSense technology. In December, the  AngelSense GPS tracking device was used to locate a teen on the NY subway who had been missing for 7 hours.

GPS tracking devices not only give parents peace of mind, but they save lives. Join us in backing this petition. Together we can make a real difference. Together we can keep our children safe and ensure they come home.

I urge all of you to sign the petition to pass Jayliel’s Law so that more parents can get access to devices like AngelSense to protect their children.  

AngelSense is committed to creating a safer world for special needs children in the hope that we can prevent a repeat of these tragedies. Our cutting-edge GPS tracking and monitoring solution was designed to give parents the peace of mind that their little ones are safe at all times. You deserve peace of mind too. Try AngelSense Today.


  1. Patricia rizzo June 24, 2016 at 3:12 am - Reply

    I think this is a great thing. To stop this from happening these kids are special angels ❤??

  2. Tami Bankson June 25, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    This is a necessity that should not be just an expensive option. Its difficult to buy tools to aid in safety of autistics when money is needed to be used so many other areas. This would be such a HUGE relief to so many parents, grandparents and caregivers.

  3. Lisa June 26, 2016 at 5:40 am - Reply

    I think this should be available to all people; all children, our elderly family members, our reckless young teens & young adult college students away from home alone & our wayward spouses (lol)!

  4. Austin Thomas Jones June 27, 2016 at 6:02 am - Reply

    This is a shining example of unwarranted discrimination on the basis of autism, and of the drive for Government infringement on parenting.
    Any kid who wanders off can drown. Autistic kids are simply more curious and unafraid of being alone. This does not protect autistic kids! It enforces the harmful and ignorant notion that autistic people are inferior which we fight everyday, and robs parents of discretion in teaching their children appropriately as unique individuals.
    –Austin Thomas Jones, an autistic person

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