The Autism Alliance of Michigan Sean Taglione Memorial Global Positioning Program GPS is partners with local autism advocacy and support groups to distribute GPS devices in Michigan.
The GPS Scholarship on line application period is now open. The applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified if they were or weren’t selected. This program honors the memory of Sean Taglione, a 12-year old with autism who died from injuries sustained in a pedestrian automobile accident in 2012, shortly after he unexpectedly fled his home, and sadly before he was located. To help deter fatalities like Sean’s, the Autism Alliance of Michigan is sponsoring Amber Alert GPS devices to be given at no cost to families, in addition to covering costs for a service plan for one year.
The Sean Taglione Memorial GPS Program is part of the Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST), an initiative of AAoM. Funding for this program is made possible by generous donations to the Sean Taglione Memorial GPS program through the Autism Alliance of Michigan.
AAoM is now offering the AngelSense GPS device as an option for families. The AngelSense GPS unit is similar to the traditional unit, however features a smartphone app that keeps families updated with detailed location and tracking information. For families of children with special needs who struggle to communicate verbally, or struggle to keep the device on, our Michigan families are already reporting an increased sense of security with both the app as well as the unique and secure attachment options for wearability.