Police Host Autism Night Out (Video)
The Montgomery County Police Department recently hosted Autism Night Out at the Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville. This is the second annual event organized to provide safety information in a fun and social setting. The police department runs a Project Lifesaver Program to address the problem of wandering. Eligible individuals with Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, and related disorders are outfitted with a personalized bracelet. The bracelet emits a unique automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. If the participant wanders, loved ones call 911. Officers who have been trained in the Project Lifesaver System then use radio frequency tracking equipment to locate the participant. Project Lifesaver officers are also specially trained in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who has these disorders.
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Learn more about the Project Lifesaver Program here.