Many children with autism are prone to wandering, but one Connecticut couple may pay a price after their 4-year-old with the developmental disorder was found roaming their neighborhood.

Curtis and Jennifer Youngdahl were arrested Tuesday on charges of risk of injury to a child.

The charges stem from a September incident in which the couple’s son was discovered by neighbors wandering without shoes near their Plainfield, Conn. residence. Police indicated that the boy left home without his parents noticing.

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The couple turned themselves in Tuesday after learning of a warrant for their arrest, reports The (New London, Conn.) Day. To read more click here.