Parents of children with autism invited to Project Lifesaver demo

autism-ribbonHelp is available for Chatham County parents of children who wander due to autism.

At this month’s Autism Support Group Meeting, representatives from the Chatham County Sheriff ’s office
will demonstrate how Project Lifesaver works, give you information on how to enroll your child or loved
one in the program and answer any other questions about the Project Lifesaver Program.

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related disorders.

Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small LoJack® SafetyNet™ personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes.

The Project Lifesaver demo is 6:30 PM Tues. Oct. 13 at Kicklighter Academy, 7219 Seawright Dr., Savannah. Childcare will be provided on a fi rst come first serve RSVP basis. RSVP for childcare to Jessica Allshouse at 912-667-9060 or by email at

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