Skip to Full Menu

Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Few Residents Interested In Tracking Bracelet
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 26, 2003

CARMEL, NEW YORK--In 1998, Putnam Sheriff Donald Smith purchased an $1,800 Care Trak Mobile Locater.

The system is designed to track people who wear a small transmitter and battery attached to a bracelet. It has helped authorities and rescuers track hundreds of people across the country.

In Putnam County, however, the system currently has just two users, both of whom have autism.

That's not enough, Smith told the New York Journal News.

Related article:
"Putnam device that tracks lost people finds few takers" (The Journal News)


©2018 The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
 370 Centennial Office Building  658 Cedar Street   St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 
Phone: 651.296.4018   Toll-free number: 877.348.0505   MN Relay Service: 800.627.3529 OR 711   Fax: 651.297.7200 
Email:   View Privacy Policy   An Equal Opportunity Employer 

The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.