Project Lifesaver

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

Project Lifesaver is a program that features bracelets that emit a radio signal that search and rescue personnel can use to track and locate an individual who is missing. The bracelet is available free of charge, depending on availability of funds.

Project Lifesaver Overview


Maintenance is vital to the success of this program. Each month, the battery in the Project Lifesaver device MUST be replaced. Because we want this program to be a blessing to you and not a burden, we have amended the fee structure to a Cancellation/No Show fee, beginning August 1, 2018.

Any Project Lifesaver participant who fails to show for the monthly battery change and has not contacted the Autism Pensacola office to cancel (at least 24 hours in advance) will be considered a “No Show” and charged a $30.00 fee. This program will continue to operate on a sliding fee scale that will require you to turn in financial documentation in May of each year.

Help ensure this program continues.

You can give monthly to fund our Project Lifesaver initiative by selecting our project on GlobalGiving.

GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that makes it easy and safe to give to projects anywhere in the world, while providing local organizations the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.

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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:

An agreement is required to participate in this program. Key points of the agreement:

  •  The device is the property of Autism Pensacola, and if no longer needed should be returned.
  • Failure to pay fees, attend monthly battery replacement sessions, or removal of the bracelet more than three times may result in dismissal from the program.
  • Battery replacement sessions are the first Monday of each month (unless otherwise notified). 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!