Major Announcement: Helping to recover kids with #Autism that wander away

This is an official announcement. 

As a member of the Autism community and father to 3 boys on the Autism Spectrum, I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the community as a whole and work to make things better for as many people as I can. 

The goal of Lost and Tired is to help improve the lives of those touched by Autism and their families, while at the same time helping to educate those in general public.

One of the things that has been very close to my heart, especially with the recent, tragic news that another small child with Autism drown, after wandering away, is helping to rapidly recover the missing child before tragedy strikes. 

My family has been very lucky in the sense that for the most part, my kids aren’t wanders.  However, they have snuck out of the house before and have also taken off running while outside.  It’s a terrifying experience that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. 

That being said, I know so many of you out there face that worry every single day.  I’ve spoken to many of you and I know the fear you are living with.

What happens if my child sneaks out of the house?

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The fact of the matter is that no matter how hard you try, no matter how careful you are, things happen.  If God forbid, this should happen to someone, the most important thing is locating your child ASAP. 

I’m so excited to finally be able to announce a project that’s been two years in the making. 

I’ve been working on a project to help parents with their child that wanders.  It’s a revolutionary GPS tracking devices that will literally, allow you to locate your child within seconds.

As we are nearing the launch of this device, I will be able to share more details with you. 

Please know that we are working very, very hard to help you keep your child safe.  This is something that is very, very important to me personally and I’m proud and honored to be a part of this project. 

More to come……… Stay tuned. 

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Sara

Just posted our own story about our boy running…been researching tracking devices like crazy. Please tell me more! http://www.findingjackson.com/1091/on-the-run-again/

lostandtired

MeaghanGood   that’s an interesting idea.  CarlBainbridge what we have designed is something that simply doesn’t exist anywhere else.  I can’t wait to be able to tell you more.  🙂

CarlBainbridge

Just one thought on this Rob. 
A few years ago I was reading through a number of stories like this, we also had some running issues and escapes on our end and the GPS idea sat in my mind for a long time. 
The one thing we could never truly get our heads around though was how to create a device that the child could not take off and yet would not irritate them so much they got rid of it. 
The option I was thinking was a clothes tag style GPS but the only costs I could find were to exorbitant to be useful as almost all clothes would need a tag.

MeaghanGood

I don’t know if this would work with autistic kids, but I’ve heard that in some European country or other (forget which one) they’ve taken to putting fake bus stops in front of nursing homes. The idea is that a person with dementia-related memory loss wanders away, they often have it in their minds to go somewhere specific (like wherever they used to live), and they see the bus stop, and think “Oh, I’ll take the bus there.” Then the nursing staff can find them sitting calmly on the bench waiting for the imaginary bus. It’s one of those “just stupid enough to actually work” ideas. It costs almost nothing and apparently it has saved some lives.

Erika Lowery

Thank you! That will be awesome. (((coming from a mom of a wanderer – even if it is hiding in the dog run)))

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