Parents of Special Children AIM High Scheduled

FULTON, NY – Parents of Special Children, Inc. will hold its third annual AIM High night on October 15 from 6- 7:30 p.m.

This free event will take place at the agency’s office at 2 Tower Drive, Fulton, and is open to the public.

The focus of the evening will be safety issues for people with developmental disabilities.

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department will be presenting information on Project Lifesaver, a program which offers equipment and monitoring for individuals with wandering / elopement concerns.

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

In addition to Project Lifesaver, the Sheriff’s Department will have a table set up to enroll children in their Operation SAFE CHILD program.

This is a free program for children under the age of 18, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to be enrolled.  Families will receive a SAFE CHILD card with a photo, fingerprint and other important information that can be used in the event your child goes missing.

Your child’s information is stored in a database at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and can be accessed quickly in the event of an Amber Alert.

The evening will also include a variety of food and a short presentation on current programming available through Parents of Special Children, Inc., along with the opportunity to network with other parents, staff and board members.  If you have an individual with special needs and safety is a concern, you won’t want to miss this event!

Parents of Special Children is a non-profit agency, funded through the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Family Support Services, private donations and local fundraising events.

Its goal is to support families who are caring for individuals with developmental disabilities by assisting with reimbursements of goods and services that allow them to better care for their individuals.

Parents of Special Children, Inc. is a parent driven organization, dedicated to family empowerment and improving the quality of the everyday lives of special needs families.

For more information regarding the programs, please contact Theresa Familo, executive director, at (315) 598-7672.