Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: AutismLink to Present WV Teen Missing for Days with Project Lifesaver Bracelet
AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio for child abductions only! Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are NOT included in the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert. This really needs to change.

Monday, February 22, 2010

AutismLink to Present WV Teen Missing for Days with Project Lifesaver Bracelet

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AutismLink, one of the nation's largest autism advocacy organizations and the Autism Center of Pittsburgh will be on hand at Morgantown High School on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 5 p.m. to present the family of former missing autistic West Virginia teen Jacob Allen with a project lifesaver Elsa Peretti Open Heart bracelet.

Jacob Allen, 18, caught the attention of the nation when he wandered off during a family hiking trip in the remote forests of West Virginia in the Dolly Sods area and was lost for nearly 4 days. Allen, who has autism spectrum disorder, was found in good condition nearly four days after his disappearance.

"We wanted to make sure this doesn't happen again," said AutismLink Director Cindy Tiffany 1837 circle clasp bracelet. "Our organization has given away over a dozen Project Lifesaver Bracelets over the past year to needy families. We feel very strongly that children with autism who wander or who don't have a good understanding of safety should be fitted with these bracelets to avoid incidents such as these."

Project Lifesaver Bracelets emit a tracking signal that is easily detectable by ground or air search crews.

The bracelet, which will be presented tomorrow evening by Ms. Waeltermann, will be donated to the Allen Family by AutismLink and the Autism Center of Pittsburgh.

"We are so very happy that this came to a happy Return to Tiffany mini heart tags bracelet," Waeltermann said. "Someone was looking out for that boy. He has a guardian angel."

SOURCE AutismLink

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