Federal Government to Fund “Voluntary Tracking Devices” for Autistic Children and Adults with Alzheimer’s

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Federal lawmakers approved a $1.3 trillion spending package this month to fund the government through September, which includes increases for several disability-related programs. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Federal Budget Boosts Special Ed Funding, Addresses Autism Wandering:
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/03/28/federal-special-ed-wandering/24910/

(Michelle Diament) A $1.3 trillion government spending package will aid those with disabilities who wander while increasing special education funding and tackling restraint and seclusion in schools, among other issues.

The legislation signed by President Donald Trump late last week funds the federal government through September.

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My Commentary: The State will now be funding “voluntary tracking devices,” which will be available to “vulnerable children with autism or adults with Alzheimer’s who are at risk of wandering.” So… how long before “voluntary” becomes “mandatory”?