Your Child's Safety!
This page has been a
long time coming and has been one of the hardest pages I have ever
added to my site, because it talks about my worst nightmare, not
being able to find my child.
This nightmare is best lived out in a book by Author Nicholas Sparks,
Denise Holden's life is a fragile mix of luck and hard work. A single
mom of a speech-delayed son, Denise makes ends meet by moving to
the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, and working the late
shift as a waitress. When Denise crashes her car, her son Kyle flees
the accident and disappears into the storm.
As a father of a beautiful non-speaking child, I have been living
with the fear of "what if" I have had two instances when
my child has left my side and panic has filled my mind. One was
about 4 years ago at our town fair, and the other was two years
ago at a school dance residual. If you are reading this page you
may have some of the same fears I have. Our children are very special,
but most of our children don't communicate well with others. You
need to speak for them and this is our problem. How do we do it?
You don't want to, and the police don't want you to, label your
children. What I mean to say is don't put a flag on your child and
make him or her a target. Putting Billy's name in big letters on
a child's jacket could give the wrong person information that could
cause your child harm.
So what should you do? I don't know? So maybe we can figure it out
Email me with your safety tips.
What have I done? In truth probably not enough. When Sarah was about
4 years old I put a medic tag on her shoe. I got the application
for it at our doctor’s office. The tag said Autistic and I had my
pager number engraved in one side. This tag cost me $19.00 and at
the time I would have said it was the best money I ever spent.
I have done 2 things to prepare for a family vacation.
One is the emergency info pin #b145 that I sell on the site and
on ebay (the parents put their name and phone # on the back of the
pin). The second thing I did was have a Child ID Kit made for both
my children. This was done at a local event. You may not be as lucky as I am to have
this type of an event in your area, but you may be able to get this
done at your local police department.
This page is not finished and your comments are welcome...Thank
you, Sarah's Dad.