April is National Autism Awareness Month: LoJack SafetyNet, Inc. Participates in Autism Awareness Events in Greater Boston Area

Waives $99 Enrollment Fee for Month of April 2011

Mar 31, 2011, 13:00 ET from LoJack SafetyNet, Inc.

BOSTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism is considered the fastest growing developmental disability, as it now affects one in every 110 children*.  One of the many challenges in caring for a child with autism is the risk that they may wander or run off anywhere at any time. Tragically, children with autism often wander off to water sources such as pools, ponds, and lakes and, as such, drowning is a leading cause of death for children with this condition.  

As part of its education initiative and in recognition that April is National Autism Awareness Month, LoJack SafetyNet, Inc.** is participating in several autism awareness events in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  LoJack SafetyNet offers a service that helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for children with autism who are prone to wandering.  In the event that a child with autism -- who is enrolled in the SafetyNet service -- wanders and goes missing, trained and certified public safety agencies can use SafetyNet technology to more effectively find and rescue that individual.  At these events, SafetyNet personnel will demonstrate how the service works.  

The events are as follows:

Event

Location

Date/Time

Community Autism Resource Fair

Bose Corporation

April 1

Sponsor: Autism Speaks

Framingham, MA

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.




Autism Technology Resource Fair

Tufts Medical Center

April 6

Sponsor: Center for Children

Boston, MA

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

with Special Needs, Floating



Hospital at Tufts Medical Center






Autism Update 2011 Conference

Sheraton Four Points,

April 7

Sponsors: Flutie Foundation,

Norwood, MA

7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children Making Strides






Imagine Walk & Family Fun Day

Goddard Park

April 10

for Autism

Warwick, RI

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sponsor: The Autism Project






Autism Spectrum Disorder

State House, Great Hall

April 14

Awareness Day

Boston, MA

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sponsor: Advocates for Autism






4th Annual Spring Prom

Pembroke Country Club

April 23

Sponsor: Prom Angels Foundation

Pembroke, MA

4 p.m. – 9 p.m.




Current Trends in Autism

Crowne Plaza

April 29-30

Sponsor: Friends of LADDERS

Natick, MA

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.



No Enrollment Fee for Month of April 2011

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, LoJack SafetyNet will waive the $99 enrollment fee for its SafetyNet service throughout the month of April 2011.  In addition, a 30-day no obligation trial is available for the service.***  The SafetyNet by LoJack service is also used to protect people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other similar conditions in which people are prone to wandering and becoming lost.

For a listing of Greater Boston communities currently offering the SafetyNet service, please visit http://www.lojack.com/SafetyNet/Documents/Coverage%20web.pdf or http://www.lojack.com/SafetyNet.  

For more information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact:

CONTACTS:

Jeanne Bock, jbock@tieronepr.com, 781-861-5249


Laura Feng, lfeng@tieronepr.com, 978-975-1414


Jeremy Warnick, jwarnick@lojack.com, 781-251-4251



* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

** LoJack SafetyNet, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of LoJack Corporation

*** At any time during the 30 days from the Activation Date, the Caregiver, for any reason, by written notice may terminate the Service and will be credited all fees, taxes and shipping paid to the Provider under this Agreement

SOURCE LoJack SafetyNet, Inc.



RELATED LINKS

http://www.lojack.com/SafetyNet