OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jasco Products, leader in home security and automation, has partnered
with the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide educators with
wandering-prevention tools for classrooms. Jasco donated 1,000 4-packs
of GE branded Window/Door Alarm Kits to the NAA’s Big Red Safety
The National Autism Association is a parent-run advocacy organization
committed to providing resources and support for families and children
affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to NAA research,
29 percent of wandering incidents happen from a classroom or school. In
addition to other security products, the Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit
includes Jasco’s GE Branded Wireless Alarms as well as other helpful
tools and printed educational materials for teachers. The recently
announced program will be helping teachers of students with autism
across the country with the free-of-charge safety toolkits.
“Having these resources go out to 1,000 schools across the country can
potentially save the lives of countless children,” said Wendy Fournier,
President of the National Autism Association. “We are so grateful to
Jasco for their extremely generous donation of the alarms. I can’t even
begin to express how touched we are.”
Jasco’s 4-pack alarm kits can significantly reduce the risk of children
with autism wandering away from school classrooms and help give family
members and teachers peace of mind. The wireless alarms are easy to
install and can be attached to doors, windows, cabinets, gates and more.
Teachers will be alerted when specific windows or doors are opened,
immediately knowing if the student has left the classroom or building.
Those first few minutes can be life saving. Learn more about how Jasco
is helping teachers keep
students with autism safe here.
“Jasco is honored to support such a great organization and provide the
benefits of our security products to help keep children with autism safe
in their schools and homes,” said Cameron Trice, Jasco CEO.
According to a study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network, nearly
50 percent of children with autism attempt to wander from safe
environments, creating extraordinary worry and stress among caregivers.
The Big Red Safety Kit program was developed to equip caregivers and
educators with the necessary tools and resources to help them take the
proper precautions to keep children safe. Since 2012, the NAA has
provided toolkits to 18,000 families and children with autism. School
administrators and teachers of individuals diagnosed with autism may
apply for the free Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit here.
Regardless of any tools already in place, if an individual’s medical
condition interferes with their ability to recognize danger or stay
safe, it is critical to maintain close supervision and security in all
settings. For more information and ways to prevent wandering-related
incidents, please visit http://awaare.org.
About National Autism Association:
NAA is the leading voice on issues related to autism safety and crisis
prevention. The organization’s mission is to respond to the most urgent
needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all
affected can reach their full potential.
At Jasco, we design and develop products to simplify your life and
connect your home. As a GE licensee, Jasco provides one of the most
comprehensive product offerings in home automation, lighting, security,
home entertainment, power and mobility products. While providing our
retail partners full and far-reaching product assortments, we use our
commitment to design, research and development to bring to market a
steady flow of product innovations that energize and invigorate the home
and mobile solution landscape.
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Products Company LLC, 10 E. Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. For
more information, please visit www.jascoproducts.com.
Jasco Products Company
Kearsten Howland, 405-302-2187