Last fall, when Debi McMurray saw that a young autistic boy was lost in Mercer County, she was heartbroken.
"I was watching Channel 3, and Dawn Gee said that an Amber Alert couldn't be issued for this child because he wasn't abducted. I thought it covered everything," she said. "I just couldn't believe that the most vulnerable people [those with developmental disabilities] were not covered."
The news hit McMurray even harder because her son, Chase, 22, is a severe autistic and is non-verbal.