hi I'm new to this forum and searching the Autism forums since I'm already a member of the heart forums here. I was watching the advertisement up top and saw the LoJack safetynet Tracking bracelet.
My youngest son who is 8 now, been dx since under age of 2, has one it is WONDERFUL! Everyone who has concerns about an Autistic child should check about this bracelet.
We had never hear of this until last year in a new school my son got scared at a disruption on the PE field and he ran away. He was found later in the closed library checking out a book by himself, luckily he was found safe and sound.
They told me then about the bracelet and we called the local sheriff's department to get him put in our local Lifesaver program which uses this LoJack system. Once a month a man comes and changes his battery and every 6 mths they come by to check to make sure the signal sent to deputies works and no interference.
I think the cost was $300 and $110 for the battery for as long as he was in the program - they let us pay in 3 or 4 payments and there is private funding for families who cannot afford them (have to check your local program on details for that).
There is no substitute for adult supervision, but this brings us peace of mind knowing no one in this program (used for Autism & Alzheimer's patients) has been lost for long, and in case of emergency he can be tracked within a minute of us calling them.
Have a great day and let me know if I left anything about the program out.
I am also interested in how... I have a 3 year old with Autism who will wander given only a second. What a small thing that could bring such a huge peace of mind! Please provide more info if possible.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.