COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – One local non-profit works to give parents piece of mind, presenting locator bracelets to nine middle school students with autism in case they were to wonder off.
'Pedaling for Kids' purchased the bracelets through Project Lifesaver and the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office.
Each bracelet has a unique frequency. The receiver can track that frequency over a mile by ground and nearly 7 miles by air.
"We are growing. We've got great supporters and sponsors who help us and we just see great things for our future. Today we're here doing tracking devices for children with autism and last week we just had a presentation where we purchased a handicap accessible van for a family who needed that," said Rhonda Dysel, Pedaling for Kids.
Previously, the organization provided a local family with a wheelchair accessible van completely free of charge.