LI mom creates company to help autistic children
Kids with autism may be prone to wander, but one Nassau mom is working to make it easier to reunite them with their families when they go missing.
Debbie Stone is the founder and creative director of Pop.Earth. Stone's son Dylan, 12, is a limited-language autistic child who inspired her to start up the company.
She says she remembers the fear she felt two years ago when Dylan was found by a neighbor after wandering away from home.
Pop.Earth helps emergency personnel to locate and identify a child by using patches and ID cards. Stone is now launching a line of T-shirts and hats with QR codes attached that will communicate for children with autism when they can't speak for themselves.
Stone says the codes could also easily identify someone with Alzheimer's or a speech limitation.
Family members can customize the information found through the QR codes and post profile updates at any time.