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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.

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.