Published On: Tue, Jun 12th, 2018

PBSO Gives Tracking Bracelets to Six Families

Boca Raton, FL – PBSO Gives Tracking Bracelets to Six Families Identified by FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities – NO CHARGE 

WHAT:       PBSO Gives Tracking Braclets to Six Families Identified by FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities – NO CHARGE

WHEN:       Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TIME:         1:15 pm

WHERE:    PBSO Training Facility – gymnasium

                     4215 Cherry Road

                     West Palm Beach

WHO:         FAU Professors

                     Families (six) that have been identified by FAU personnel

                     Project Life Saver representatives

Effective July 1, 2016, the CS/SB 230 – Missing Persons with Special Needs Bill approved by the Governor addresses personal safety of persons with special needs who elope (wander) by providing personal safety devices to aid search-and-rescue efforts for such persons and $100,000 funding for each of three pilot study projects to be administered by the following respective organizations: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida; Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University, and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida.

An estimated $ 75,000 or 75 % of the funding was allocated to PBSO for the purchase of 20 devices along with tracking equipment.  TODAY, PBSO in collaboration with FAU personnel will give SIX families tracking bracelets. The additional 14 devices will be given out at a later time to autistic children’s families identified by FAU Card representatives.  These bracelets in combination with personal safety devices will assist in search & rescue recovery if their child should wander.

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