SoCal Mom Wants Approval for Autistic Child to Wear GPS Tracker to School

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A Bakersfield mom wants to get approval for her 6-year-old daughter with autism to wear a GPS tracking device to school in hopes of preventing wandering, but the school district is fighting her request.

“We don’t sleep much,” mother Darcy Cotton told KBAK. “And it has affected our relationships, our ability to go out into the community, we are always exhausted and constantly living in a state of fear.” For the past few years, Cotton has been sleeping on the couch and losing sleep worrying that her daughter Jaden, a student at Fairfax School District in Bakersfield, will wander. Read more.