Our company was founded by the business partners Nebojsa and Dragoslav in June 2015. : It all started back in 2013, when Dragoslav learned that in New York an 11-year old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, ran away from his public school. He is a father of a boy with autism who was then 8 years old and he was both sad and frightened by what happened to Avonte. Dragoslav followed the news about the lost boy in New York for more than three months - from the beginning, through the extensive search efforts, until the very tragic end. At that moment his son, David, was already in school and his father realized that he had to do something to protect him and his life. The case of Avonte made Dragoslav face his worst fear - of losing and not being able to find and help his son, who was so vulnerable to the outer world due to his autistic disorder!
Being a father of a child with autism, Dragoslav knows that there are many parents like him who fear their children will run away and something bad will happen to them. This is the world that we live in and unfortunately autism is one of the highest spread and fastest growing disorder.
Back in 2013 and in the beginning of 2014 while looking for a suitable solution to protect his own son, Dragoslav realized that they can actually use their expertise and knowledge to develop such a solution and help all these children and their families overcome their worst fears and improve their lives.
They worked on researching the needs of protection of the children with autism; talked with many families and people who have experience with raising and taking care of these children; searched the available solutions in the market and found little had been done to design something carefully and thoughtfully for children with autistic disorders. In this process, the idea crystalized into a concept formulation and in 2015 the they applied successfully to the Eleven Accelerator Program in Sofia, Bulgaria. Thus EuroPATC was born in the summer of 2015.