Project Lifesaver Partners with Autism FYI

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Project Lifesaver International to Partner with Autism FYI to Provide Education & Training to First Responders, Medical Personnel, Educators, and Community Organizations

Project Lifesaver International and Autism FYI are happy to announce a partnership between their organizations, in which Autism FYI will provide comprehensive training to First Responders, Medical Personnel, Educators, and Community businesses. This training is specifically designed to provide a clear understanding of individuals with Autism and other Neurologic Disorders prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering to First Responders, Medical Personnel, Educators, and Businesses.

Project Lifesaver International (PLI) is a 501 (c) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides first responders and caregivers with the equipment and training required to protect and, when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive conditions that cause the propensity to wander. With the use of state of the art radio frequency technology, innovative search and rescue techniques, and accredited first response training, PLI Member agencies have successfully located nearly 3,500 special needs individuals during an episode of elopement; the average recovery times for these rescues are less than 30 minutes, which is 95% less time than standard operations.

Autism FYI is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a safe environment, employment opportunities, and independence of those on the Autism Spectrum. The Autism FYI organization addresses the growing needs of those on the Autism Spectrum and others with Brain/Neurologic Disorders by encouraging self-disclosure of special needs through identifiable products to help first responders interact appropriately. Autism FYI provides support for enrollees through a 24-hour hotline, education, and training for First Responders, Medical Personnel, Educators, and Community Businesses.

“Autism FYI understands the critical need of training first responders, healthcare professionals, educators, and community organizations, in understanding and properly dealing with, individuals with cognitive conditions,” said Gene Saunders, Founder and CEO of Project Lifesaver International. “We are very excited to be partnering with Autism FYI and are confident this relationship will expand Autism emergency response training in public safety agencies in order to better protect and support the special needs community.”

“Autism FYI is proud to partner with Project Lifesaver, the Gold Standard in Special Needs Search & Rescue,” said, Dr. James R. Benjamin, CEO and Co-Founder of Autism FYI. “We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with Project Lifesaver, an organization that for two decades has been working tirelessly to protect and support the special needs community.”

To learn more about Project Lifesaver, please visit or call Kyrianna Hoffses, Public Relations & Media Coordinator, Project Lifesaver International at 772-446-1714.

For more information about Autism FYI, please visit or call Joyce Benjamin RN, PA, COO and Co-Founder of Autism FYI at 301-367-1042.

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