Project Lifesaver Kicks off Lease Program for Orlando Visitors

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (October 20th, 2021) – Because Project Lifesaver International believes fun should be available to all, we are launching the Project Lifesaver Orlando Theme Park Sensory Protection Program – a lease program for special needs individuals and families not in a Project Lifesaver program that visit the Orlando-area theme parks. This program will come into effect October 25th, 2021.

Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to wandering. The organization was founded in 1999 in Chesapeake, Virginia. With the dramatic increase of cognitive conditions since the inception of the organization, the program has grown from a localized program to a program recognized internationally as a proven and effective method of “bringing loved ones home.”

The Project Lifesaver Orlando Theme Park Sensory Protection Program is specifically designed for special needs families that visit the Orlando theme parks and who come from an area where the Project Lifesaver program is not being offered. The families lease the Project Lifesaver transmitter bracelet for only $10 a day for the duration of their stay in Orlando. Then, if their loved one is to wander away, the Osceola and/or Orange County Sheriff’s Department will deploy the Project Lifesaver receivers and track the frequency of the bracelet the individual is wearing.

“Many times, we have been queried by families wanting to attend the Orlando parks with their loved ones with cognitive situations or special needs but, were not in a Project Lifesaver area,” said Project Lifesaver’s CEO and Founder, Chief Gene Saunders. “They had a fear their loved one would become lost, especially outside the park boundaries, and not be located. We created this program so they may visit and enjoy the parks with a peace of mind that help is close at hand.”

“As President of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando and mother to a 29-year-old son with autism,” said President of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, Donna Lorman, “I know the worry and stress that I experience as we go on-out-of town trips with our family. I often worry about our son getting lost or wandering off. That is why I was very excited to know that Project Lifesaver will be renting devices here in Orlando for visitors to the area. What a relief to parents to know that they can rent a tracking device for their child/teen/adult with autism that can be tracked to their location in the event that they become separated from their parents. Thankfully, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office have the necessary equipment to be able to track a missing child if they are wearing the tracking bracelet. Having a peace of mind that our son is protected would definitely impact my decision as to where to travel.”

For more information about the Project Lifesaver Orlando Theme Park Sensory Protection Program, please call and follow the directory to the Chesapeake, VA office to have any questions answered or visit our website.