Autism and GPS

Autism and GPS Well yet another thought goes through my head tonight. Earlier this year and even before Christmas I was working on researching Project Lifesaver. I really had high hopes of working with the Sheriffs Department to bring it here to the county. I spent hours talking to different Sheriff’s Departments, brainstorming, figuring out where we could get sponsors and grants, and what the best way to fundraiser was. Well I haven’t been able to connect with the Sheriff and well I haven’t really stayed on top of it per say so I can’t really fault anyone. Your probably wondering what Project Lifesaver is: well it’s a radio frequency bracelet that people who have a tendency to wander with disabilities wear. Say if they wander the Sheriff is notified and they send out a search party with equipment that uses the radio frequency to find them. It almost reminds me of a metal detector in a way with the way it beeps. It has saved many lives and I am very passionate about it. It will take a lot of work and a lot of effort to bring it to the county.

However I am in the here and now and Dakota has the tendency to wander. Thankfully it’s only happened a couple times. Thankfully it is a small town. I have now been looking into GPS and well I am really not sure what type of product I want for GPS. There are pros and cons. For example depending on where satellites are and what’s going on it may send you into a totally wrong direction. I know I could find Dakota faster. I am still going to do research and possibly contact some GPS companies to see what type of products they do have.

I know alot of Autistic Families here in town were excited about Project Lifesaver. I know that I network with these people and they network with others so if I could find something try it out and tell them I could make some companies pretty happy. LOL Hint Hint… nah just kidding. Seriously though I have some thinking to do and information to find out.

My heart tells me I am leaving something unfinished as I know they could possibly save lives and bringing this to the county would have made me feel good even if it was just one person. We have a lot of Alzheimer and Dementia patients here in town too.

So off to working on some more research I go tonight… Have a great night.

 

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I am Stacie a SAHM of three. I started blogging in May 2009. When I first started blogging I wanted to spread the news about autism awareness. I wanted a place where others could see inside my world and know what I go through on a day to day basis. Just giving a glimpse of understanding. I also wanted others who also had kids on the spectrum to not feel alone. Since then my blog has changed and I also started blogging out our adventures in homeschooling.
Stacie

Stacie

I am Stacie a SAHM of three. I started blogging in May 2009. When I first started blogging I wanted to spread the news about autism awareness. I wanted a place where others could see inside my world and know what I go through on a day to day basis. Just giving a glimpse of understanding. I also wanted others who also had kids on the spectrum to not feel alone. Since then my blog has changed and I also started blogging out our adventures in homeschooling.

One thought on “Autism and GPS

  • July 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm
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    Virginia Beach, VA was on the ground floor of Project Lifesaver.  My son was among the first to use it in the area.  There was a 300 dollar start up fee for the equipment and a monthly charge.  All we had to do was explain that we could not afford the set up fee and without even having to prove financial hardship, my son was enrolled in the program.  We were told that they had several sponsors contributing to the program.

    Everyone involved in the program was extremely helpful and genuinely interested in helping the families.  I am sure if you contacted the Va Bch Sheriff’s Department’s Project Life Saver division, they would be willing to share information on gaining private and corporate sponsors. 

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