Project Life Saver is an international organization that provides tracking systems for children with autism or Down’s syndrome and adults with Alzheimer’s disease who are prone to wandering off. The Project Life Saver program is funded through private donations.
This program is now being run by the Frederick County Autism Society. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office maintains qualified deputies and Community Assistance Patrol personnel trained in the search equipment used in locating missing Project Life Saver clients.
Each person enrolled in Project Life Saver wears a small transmitter, which transmits a signal on a set frequency. These frequencies can be tracked using special equipment that is located at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
Nationwide, to date Project Life Saver International has completed over 2,000 searches and has a 100% successful recovery rate.