Monday, September 28, 2009

Camden County, Georgia Named Newest Recipient for Project Lifesaver Equipment

/PRNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today that Camden County, Georgia is the newest grant recipient of Project Lifesaver/LoJack equipment funding through NAA's FOUND Program. FOUND was developed by NAA to counter the rise in wandering-related deaths among children with autism spectrum disorders.

The FOUND grant, awarded to the county's sheriff office, includes funds for the equipment and five wristbands for children with autism at high risk for wandering. Training dates are set for September 28 - 30.

Project Lifesaver is a nationwide tracking program designed to quickly locate and rescue missing persons with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities. Counties are chosen by NAA based on need. Due to its 100% recovery rate, NAA hopes more counties will implement the Project Lifesaver Program.

FOUND relies heavily on donations. Donors have a choice to adopt an entire county or a partial county for any given amount by visiting Parents and caregivers can also find safety tips at

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