Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: Transmitter bracelets a boon to some in Va
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, November 21, 2011

Transmitter bracelets a boon to some in Va

Transmitter bracelets a boon to some in Va

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Earlier this month Amy Brown couldn't stop thinking about the 8-year-old autistic boy from Doswell who went missing.

Robert Wood Jr. had wandered away from his family while they were taking a walk in a wooded area.

Brown felt a nagging sense of dread about the incident until Robert was found five days later and more than 3 1/2 miles away from where he went missing. He was doing well after being flown to a hospital.

"I kept thinking, that could so easily be us," Brown said as she and husband Tim gazed at their 6-year-old son, Hayden, doing somersaults on the floor. "I was so relieved for his family when they found him and he was OK."

The incident has motivated Brown to look into signing up Hayden for a radio-transmitter bracelet through Project Lifesaver at the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

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