The parents of autistic children at one Columbus elementary school can rest a little easier knowing their kids now have extra protection from wandering off.
Allen Elementary School along with "Pedaling for Kids" partnered up to issue brand new tracking devices to autistic kids at the school Monday. The devices can track a person for up to a mile and a half in case they wander off, making it easier to find the kids quickly, before any possible harm.
"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," says Pedaling for Kids board member, Jay Parker.
Pedaling for Kids is a nonprofit that raises funds for Columbus children with disabilities through different cycling events.
Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr was also on hand for Monday's presentation.