Project Leo Update 5/4/18
The Missing Persons Bill (known as Project Leo) has been signed by the governor. Good! However, the funding that was requested to operate this program was cut due to other legislative priorities. Sad! Unfortunately, this means that we will only be able to provide support for this bill if we are able to secure donated funding toward purchase of tracking bracelets/sensors. We are working on this now, but for full implementation, we encourage you to contact your local legislators about funding this Bill going forward so we can serve individuals at risk of wandering through Project Leo. We will continue to provide training and technical assistance to our law enforcement agencies to ensure that they have important information about people with ASD and how to best support and serve them. If you have safety concerns for a family member, please let your coordinator know.
Learn more about Project Leo here: http://card.ufl.edu/2016/09/16/project-leo/