Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver is a program offered to individuals with any developmental disability, who are at risk of wandering.

The program features transmitter bracelets that emit a radio signal that search and rescue personnel can use to track and locate an individual who is missing.


Bracelet available free of charge, depending on funds. Monthly maintenance fee of $30 that covers cost of batteries and transmitter bands for the device. Financial assistance available based on income.

Offered Through

This program is offered in partnership with Escambia Search and Rescue and is available in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

The Fine Print
An agreement is required to participate in this program. Key points of the agreement include:

  • Device remains property of Autism Pensacola and should be returned if no longer in use.
  • Failure to pay maintenance fees, attend monthly battery replacement sessions, or remove the bracelet more than three times may result in removal from the program.
  • Battery replacement sessions will generally be held the first Monday of each month. Please check our current schedule.
  • The child is required to attend as the bracelet is removed so the battery can be replaced.
For more information about Project Lifesaver please contact us.

You will find the preliminary screening form and the financial aid application under Related Documents.

Safety Resources
Be Redy Booklets – A wandering prevention resource

To get a free printed copy, stop by the Autism Pensacola office. Call (850) 434-7171 for information.


Take Me Home – a free program provided by the Pensacola Police Department.

Any questions?

Have questions or want to get in touch regarding our programs? Contact us today!