In conjunction with Autism organizations around our nation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office proudly recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month. We honor those caregivers who despite a multitude of challenges caring for a loved one with Autism, devote their time, energy and love while striving to provide a safe and secure environment.
In an effort to assist in this endeavor, the Sheriff’s Office together with the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is pleased to participate in the Project Lifesaver program. Because wandering from home or school by children with autism is common, Project Lifesaver can help bring peace of mind to family members of loved ones who participate in the program. With the assistance from state of the art radio technology and a personalized wristband worn by those with the disorder, Project Lifesaver allows emergency responders the ability to locate a loved one within minutes of their disappearance. This rapid response has the potential to reduce the potential for serious injury and to save lives.
If you would like more information on Project Lifesaver, or if you would like for a member of our team to speak to your organization or caregivers support group, please contact Community Relations at 239-258-3280.