Project LifesaverFamilies with autistic children are finding that a small transmitter can often be a lifesaver — technology first adopted for adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s. It’s called Project Lifesaver, a quarter-size transmitter an autistic boy or girl wears, one police can quickly locate if the child wanders away. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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The Greater Roanoke Valley Autism Action Group and Roanoke Police are presenting a Project Lifesaver and Autism Awareness Extravaganza Saturday. Click here for full event information (pdf)

Click here for the Commonwealth Autism Service web site.