Logan's Project Bill Goes to the Governor's Desk!

June 7, 2017

Logan Gibbons and his family joined me in testifying in front of the Public Safety and Security Committee in support of the legislation earlier this year

I'm excited to announce that a bill I introduced to create a statewide training program on children with autism who wander passed the Senate this evening. The bill passed the House earlier in session and now goes to the Governor's desk!

House Bill 6260 is based on Logan’s Project in Cheshire, which I created after hearing about Logan Gibbons, a 16-year old autistic boy from Southington with a history of wandering away from home. Logan and his family testified in favor of the bill in front of the Public Safety and Security Committee in February.

The General Assembly approved this legislation with near unanimous support. Everyone has really come together around one goal: to ensure that children with autism who wander from home are reunited with their families safe and sound. Providing our police officers with this specific training helps them locate children safely and effectively. I hope that very soon we will see the success of Logan’s Project in Cheshire replicated across the state.

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