COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The parents of children with autism at one local elementary can rest a little easier knowing their kids now have extra protection from wandering off.
Allen Elementary has partnered with the group Pedaling for Kids to issue brand new tracking devices to children with autism at the school.
The devices can track a person for up to a mile and a half. It will make it easier for someone to be found and kept out of harm's way should they become lost.
"There's no other program in existence that would be able to provide that for them so it's important and it's just a way of giving back so I think that if everybody does their part this world would be a better place," said Jay Parker with Pedaling for Kids.
Pedaling for Kids is a non-profit organization that raises money for Columbus children with disabilities through different cycling events. For more information visit their website http://www.pedalingforkids.org.