Navigation Links
Tampa is Latest Recipient of Project Lifesaver Grant Funds Through The National Autism Association
Date:1/16/2009

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association announced today that Tampa is the latest grant recipient of Project Lifesaver funding through the organization's FOUND Program. FOUND was developed by NAA to counter the rise in wandering-related deaths among children with autism. Since 2004, at least 14 children diagnosed with autism have died as a result of wandering.

Project Lifesaver is a nationwide tracking program established to quickly locate and rescue missing persons with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, such as autism. The program is typically facilitated by each county's sheriff's office. Although sheriff offices may face a lack of funding for the program, the cost to implement Project Lifesaver is far less than a single search and rescue effort.

According to Cpl. Jeffrey P Massaro of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, approximately 689 children with autism are registered with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of South Florida, "Along with being a tourist destination, we knew more families would either travel to CARD or move there to be closer to the facility. This made Hillsborough County a strong choice for funding," commented Lori McIlwain of NAA.

Recently the cost to implement Project Lifesaver was reduced from $5600 to $3000. "Due to this decrease, we can now fund more counties and larger counties," stated NAA President Wendy Fournier. "With a 100% recovery rate, we're looking for funding from any organization, foundation, corporation or individual. At $3000 per county, there are so many more lives we can save."

Fundraising tools were also established by NAA for communities that wish to raise funds in their own counties for Project Lifesaver. To download these tools or donate to the program, visit www.nationalautism.org.

To learn more about Project Lifesaver, visit www.projectlifesaver.org. Parents and caregivers can also find safety tips on NAA's site at www.nationalautismassociation.org/safetytoolkit

    Contacts:
    Wendy Fournier (Portsmouth, RI) 401-835-5828
    Lori McIlwain (Cary, NC) 919-741-1646


'/>"/>
SOURCE The National Autism Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region
2. Nations top experts in psychoneuroimmunology to gather Sept 18-21 in Tampa, Fla.
3. Infinity Business Systems of Tampa Expands Into Sarasota / Bradenton
4. Geriatric Oncology Consortium (GOC) Announces Tampa Bay Road Rally to Raise Awareness for the Treatment of Seniors With Cancer
5. CyberKnife Centers of Miami, Palm Beach and Tampa Invited to Join M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Study
6. Cutting Edge CyberKnife Cancer Treatment Center to Open in Tampa Bay Area
7. National Movement Disorders Interactive Experience Center Comes to Tampa Bay for First Time
8. Davenport Community Schools Participates in Conference to Learn About the Latest Information in Brain Research and Reading
9. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers, Web Exclusive by Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
10. 5,000 Medical Leaders Report Latest Advancements in Biomedical Technologies; Breakthroughs by 2015 Predicted for Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes
11. ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated a ... This is the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more ... months to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Each year ... medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University winner of a ... the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching her last quarter ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research ... their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say ... a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at ... on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes and USA Medical ... for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered with the leading provider ... for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and EMS professionals across the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 Digital Health Dialog, LLC ... by the US Patent and Trademark Office of ... proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in and processing of ... programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. Logo - ... "Our technology allows for individuals to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... 2016"market research report that provides an overview on ... analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug ... (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, ... reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... LONDON , May 24, 2016 ... erfüllt beide primären Endpunkte ... und Überlegenheit in ‚ausgezeichneter plus guter ... aufsteigenden Colons    ,      (Logo: ... B.V. gab heute neue positive Daten von der ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: