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Autism Society of America Joins MedicAlert Foundation to offer MedicAlert(R) + Safe and Sound(R) - 24-Hour Comprehensive Protection System
Date:4/7/2009

n safety, emergency preparedness, and risk management since the 1990s," said ASA President and CEO, Lee Grossman. "We are very excited to further the effort of our Safe and Sound initiative through this valuable new program with MedicAlert."

About ASA

ASA, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.autism-society.org.

About MedicAlert Foundation

MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the first medical identification and emergency medical information service in 1956 to provide people with a simple but effective method for communicating their medical conditions. Since the organization's founding, MedicAlert has provided services and products that help to protect and save lives for its 4 million members worldwide. For more than 50 years, the nonprofit has relayed vital medical information on behalf of its members to emergency responders so they receive faster and safer treatment. MedicAlert IDs alert emergency personnel to a member's primary health conditions. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert also provides caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their families. For more information, visit www.medicalert.org.


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