Jasco Products Donates Wireless Alarm Kits to National Autism Association

One thousand GE-branded window/door alarm kits will be distributed to schools to help prevent children with autism from wandering away from classrooms.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Jasco Products, a distributor of home security, home automation and other products, 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 in support of the NAA’s Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit program.

NAA 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% 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 nation with safety toolkits at no cost.

“Having these resources go out to 1,000 schools across the country can potentially save the lives of countless children,” says NAA President Wendy Fournier. “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, according to the company. The wireless alarms 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.

“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,” says Jasco CEO Cameron Trice.

According to a study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network, nearly 50% 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.

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