The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's mission has been to help bring missing children home. To help fight child predators, promote prevention, combat child sexual exploitation, and assist law enforcement as they fight child sex trafficking.
Every year, we get more than 400,000 missing child reports.
For more than 30 years, we've helped bring them home. We never stop searching. Because we know that you're out there and we're here because we care.
Nearly half of children with autism will wander, or elope, from safe environments. And more than one-third of children who wander are considered nonverbal. Finding and safely recovering a missing child with autism presents unique and difficult challenges for families, law enforcement, first responders and search teams. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has special search protocols and checklists to help first responders.