As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

MedicAlert - No Child Without

My sons SEA gave me this brochure the other day that was the MedicAlert - No Child Without school program. I had heard of MedicAlert before, like if you were allergic to something you could wear this piece of jewelry to let first responders know if you were unable to communicate, but I never knew it was more than that. It turns out, that MedicAlert is not just for allergies anymore.

Please note: To my knowledge this service is only available to Canadians, and I am not aware if their are similar programs outside of this country.

Here is what the brochure displays:

Safe guarding your child’s health is MedicAlert’s priority. That is why the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation is partnering with the Lions Clubs of Canada and with the assistance of the Government of Canada to introduce the No Child Without program at no cost to families. With the rise of childhood diabetes, asthma and allergies, it’s estimated that one in five children has a medical condition, allergy or special need that should be communicated to emergency medical personnel in an emergency. The No Child Without program has been created to provide these students (age 4-14th birthday) with the 24-hour protection of the MedicAlert emergency information services.

During the school day a child will interact with many different individuals. It could be at recess, during lunch, in the classroom, after school at a friend’s house or during a sports activity. Parents want to ensure that vital medical information about their child is readily available and can be accurately communicated in an emergency.

Feel confident knowing your child’s MedicAlert identification can alert school staff, friends, coaches and others about your child’s medical condition should an emergency occur.

Some conditions first responders may need to know in an emergency:

    • Anaphylaxis or server allergies to drugs, food or insects
    • Asthma
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Autism
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Hemophilia
    • Needs Epipen or Twinject
    • Visual or Hearing impairment

April 22nd, 2010I absolutely love this idea, I think that every parent should take part in this. The thing about this is it’s a program that is run through your child school. You may not even know about it, like I didn’t. When you sign up for this you have to enter a barcode and a pin number (provided on the brochure) as well as say what school district and school your child is from. I am not sure if you can get this MedicAlert jewelry free without the barcode and pin number, and I would totally snag more brochures from my sons school, but like I mentioned already, you would have to provide your child’s school information too, so it wouldn’t be too helpful. Regardless of costs, this to me is a must-have for any child.

To enroll, call toll-free 1-877-282-5378 or visit and see if your school is participating.

If your school is not participating, you need to get your school involved! Here is some more information if you are a parent, principal, or school board.

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