For many people, GPS tracking can give peace of mind. GPS can help you find a missing laptop, a stolen car, or a roaming pet. It can also trace the whereabouts of a kidnapped child or a lost Alzheimer’s patient. And now the word is getting out to parents of autistic children – if your child tends to wander, you can rest easier knowing a touch of a button will tell you where he is.
TACA, Talk About Curing Autism, is a non-profit organization that assists and educates families of autistic children. They seek to speed up the process between diagnosis and effective treatment. They also offer many programs to help improve the quality of life for those with autism and help families connect with others who can share the load of caregiving.
GTX Corp is a GPS company that partners with TACA to help find solutions for parents of autistic children. GTX Corp recently received a new patent for its two-way tracking technology, and the company plans to continue developing products that can be used in a variety of ways, including keeping autistic people safe. GTX Corp develops two-way tracking devices and applications that can help people stay connected with each other. A lot of GPS devices are one-way, meaning you can find out where that stolen car is, but the thief driving it wouldn’t be able to communicate with you or know where you are. In such cases, that’s a good thing, but in other situations, you may want the two-way communication you can get with GTX products.
The products from GTX and other GPS companies can even help out in situations that could potentially be life-threatening. One stress for many caregivers of autistic people is the danger of wandering. Nearly half of all people with autism are prone to wandering, a habit that often puts them in dangerous places and situations. GPS tracking offers an extra measure of safety for them. One product from GTX Corp that can be used to track a child is a shoe with a GPS tracking device in it. If the autistic child or adult wanders, the family member or other caregiver can quickly find their location using the GPS software. Satellites constantly monitor where that shoe is and transmit that information via computer. The wanderer is quickly found and brought back to safety, a rescue that may have been impossible without GPS.