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Stranded 8-Year-Old Boy with Non-Verbal Autism Saved by AngelSense Assistive Technology

April 5, 2023

For 8-year-old Jaiden Benjamin, the first day of summer camp at PS 188 in the Bronx turned into a frightening experience. The camp’s school bus mistakenly took the boy to the wrong drop-off location at The Bronx Public Library—and left him there unattended. Such an event would be scary for any child, but for an autistic child like Jaiden, who is completely non-verbal, it’s terrifying. 





In a surveillance video taken at the site of the incident, the bus attendant is seen dropping Jaiden off and ignoring attempts from the library’s security guard to stop her. Without any way to communicate, Jaiden played alone in one of the corners of the room for almost an hour.

 “Anything could’ve happened”, said Fatima El-Amin, Jaiden’s mom.“You know, it takes five seconds for somebody to walk out with him. He would’ve gone. He can’t talk. He can’t say ‘Hey, I’m Jaiden. Who are you?’”


“You know it takes five seconds for somebody to walk out with him. He would’ve gone. He can’t talk. He can’t say ‘Hey, I’m Jaiden. Who are you?'” Jaiden’s mom


Though the bus attendant in Jaiden’s case was exceptionally negligent, such incidents are sadly not uncommon. This one began with a small oversight, when the school bus operator, contracted by the city, relied on an outdated document to determine the boys’ drop-off stop. In a statement reported by New York’s PIX News, the city’s Department of Education said, “Students deserve a safe ride to and from school, and this troubling incident was immediately reported and is currently under investigation.”


See the news report here.


Proactive Monitoring Alert Raises Mother’s Suspicion


Proactive Monitoring Alert Raises Mother’s Suspicion


Fortunately for Jaiden, his mother was using AngelSense Assistive Technology with GPS tracking, which alerted that her son was in an unexpected location for an extended period of time. Realizing that something was wrong, she left work and headed for the library.  


“I’m thinking the bus is there. Waiting for me to come. So I get there… no bus. If I didn’t have that device, I would’ve been lost,” said El-Amin.


With the proactive safety and monitoring features of Jaiden’s AngelSense device, his mother was able to realize and respond to the situation in under an hour— averting what could easily have been a traumatic incident or even a tragedy.  


“I just have to say THANK YOU to the whole staff and team members, from the creator down to customer service for providing a life-saving device for me and my son Jaiden. No one knew where my son was but AngelSense did!”


“No one knew where my son was. but AngelSense did!”


AngelSense Transit Monitoring Makes Public Transportation Safe and Accessible for Kids with Autism


For parents of kids with special needs, these types of ‘what-if’ incidents are a constant source of stress and worry. And for the kids themselves, this often results in limiting their independence in order to keep them safe from potential harm. This is particularly the case with using public transportation, which can unlock a world of opportunities for greater independence. Sadly, for numerous Autism families, accessing public transportation remains an insurmountable obstacle, depriving their children of the chance to fully engage with the world around them.


A study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that 65% of parents of children with autism reported difficulties with public transportation. Another survey by the National Autistic Society found that 31% of autistic individuals avoid public transportation altogether. Overall, these statistics highlight the challenges those with autism face while using public transportation, which may include sensory overload, difficulty waiting, and challenges with understanding schedules.


While total independence may never be a realistic option for many special needs kids, AngelSense assistive technology for autism gradually enables a greater range of independence that can be life-changing.


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AngelSense Promotes Wellbeing for Special Needs Kids and their Caregivers


AngelSense has one mission – to design assistive technology that protects those with special needs and promotes their well-being. Our co-founders and most of our employees are parents of children with autism and other intellectual disabilities, so we have a first-hand understanding of the unique challenges they face. From sensory-sensitive wearing options that are non-removable, to a non-intrusive SOS button that can aid in preventing meltdowns, to an auto-pickup speakerphone that enables parents to instantly speak with their child whenever needed throughout the day. The benefits of this dedicated assistive technology extend beyond the lives of special needs kids to their entire support networks. With a reliable and proactive safety solution, caregivers can finally embrace a genuine sense of calm assurance. This peace of mind empowers them to be present and engaged in the moment, cherishing the memories they create with their loved ones.


For a detailed look at the features and what makes AngelSense different from other options, read Why GPS Trackers Aren’t Enough for Your Loved One with Autism


45 Comments

  1. Juanice Williams April 15, 2023 at 2:34 am - Reply

    The angelsense tracking device has been a great addition to the safety precautions when it comes to my 3 year old .

    • aimee@angelsense.com December 5, 2023 at 2:26 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for sharing your feedback!

  2. Dustin Cameron April 19, 2023 at 8:30 am - Reply

    How do I get one of these devices? I have a 13yr old boy that is non-verbal autistic and this would help tremendously!

  3. Patricia April 22, 2023 at 8:50 am - Reply

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  5. MARTIN BURGOS May 1, 2023 at 5:41 am - Reply

    I have a kid with autism spectrum and I need him to be save all the time and with this one invention we could be closer even do there not.Thank u for the person that came with this incredible idea for special kids like mine.

  6. Katrina Burchfield May 12, 2023 at 2:09 pm - Reply

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  7. Kristie mcintosh May 12, 2023 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    I have a 9 year old autistic son and he also has epilepsy

    • aimee@angelsense.com December 7, 2023 at 12:54 pm - Reply

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  8. Terrese Franklin May 14, 2023 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    This is a great way of keeping track and knowing where your special needs kids at at all times.. I have an autism special needs 9 year old son and i be so afraid to leave him anywhere

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 14, 2023 at 2:24 am - Reply

      Thank you for your comment. We would love to assist you further. AngelSense is the only solution proven to prevent wandering incidents. Parents and caregivers are empowered with AngelSense unique life-saving tools to quickly respond and avoid emergency escalations. Safety Emergency Guide_ Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/ the link provided will give you our pricing.

  9. Lorie Addison May 16, 2023 at 12:42 am - Reply

    I’m seeking the device for my grandchildren who are non verbal and autistic. One age 6 the other age 3.

    • aimee@angelsense.com December 7, 2023 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      You will love our AngelSense device. AngelSense was specifically designed for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs children. Parents and guardians can Keep Any Child Safe, also those without special needs, with Unique Safety Features like Live Tracking, 2-Way Voice, ETA, Transit Speed, and more. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/ We look forward to assisting you.

  10. David morales May 21, 2023 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Love this device

  11. Rutley Trameeka May 21, 2023 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    My 6 year old daughter is deaf and I would hate for this to happen to her.

  12. Angela M. Gonzales May 22, 2023 at 4:25 am - Reply

    I have a question is this product good to have if my child deaf?

  13. Taj Badesha May 27, 2023 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    My son is a runner and this device sounds amazing !

  14. MaryAnn Lee May 28, 2023 at 2:34 am - Reply

    My Grandson has autism he Remus off all the time it would make me feel a little bit better

    • aimee@angelsense.com December 5, 2023 at 2:29 am - Reply

      We would love the opportunity to assist you further. Our Assistive technology was invented to give our loved ones with special needs that extra layer of protection. We have a complete guide for preparing for emergency situations. Please see the attached link for more information on how to get started https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/.

  15. Jamie Simpson June 20, 2023 at 9:49 am - Reply

    That’s awesome my daughters non verbal and autistic

  16. Brown Sandra July 3, 2023 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Where would a three year old keep it near them?

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 12, 2023 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      The AngelSense GPS4 device is attached in a non-removable way, using specially designed sensory-friendly wearing accessories, and is worn daily by thousands of special needs individuals with sensory sensitivities.
      There are several different ways to attach and wear AngelSense. The protective sleeve that comes with your device can be attached to jackets, clothing, pockets, backpacks, etc. using the included non-removable magnetic fasteners. Here’s a quick guide on Wearing AngelSense. Please visit us https://www.angelsense.com/

  17. Dorothy July 12, 2023 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Hoping to find more information

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 12, 2023 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      The AngelSense App uses the most advanced technology for accurate & reliable GPS tracking and monitoring. The app works with our AngelSense GPS Device with Enhanced Safety Features to ensure your loved one is always safe and secure. AngelSense is designed to provide the safest GPS tracking for people of all ages including kids, teens and Elderly. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/ We would love to help!

  18. Yolanda Collier July 21, 2023 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    My son doesn’t have autism. He is special needs. Non verbal and unable to walk

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 16, 2023 at 2:55 am - Reply

      Thank you for your question. AngelSense can be used by anyone who wants to keep a loved one safe. Our wearing options are suitable for special needs children, teens, and adults (including those with sensory sensitivity), typical children of all ages, and the elderly or anyone with dementia. The AngelSense GPS device picks up on speakerphone automatically, and 1-Way Voice mode begins. Our one way calling allows you to listen in to ensure that your loved one is safe. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/ We would love the opportunity to further assist you.

  19. Lucy berdejo August 29, 2023 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Info

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 12, 2023 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      We would love to assist you further and give you more information about the features and the benefits of the device. AngelSense can be used by anyone who wants to keep a loved one safe. Our wearing options are suitable for special needs children, teens, and adults (including those with sensory sensitivity), typical children of all ages, and the elderly or anyone with dementia. https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/

    • aimee@angelsense.com December 5, 2023 at 2:21 am - Reply

      Thank you for asking for more information! Please visit us https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/ AngelSense offers a 30-day money back guarantee. This allows you to try the device, make sure there are no service issues, and have time to incorporate wearing of the device into your child’s daily routine. If you need further support please reach out to use at https://www.angelsense.com/help/contacting-customer-support/

  20. Lisa September 1, 2023 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    I am interested in the angel since device monitor system

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 11, 2023 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/ We would love for you to join our AngelSense family. Our Assistive Technology provides that extra layer of protection that many families are looking for. Nonstop, All-Day Monitoring, Live Location, Tracking Maps, Motion Sensor for Quick Updates and Detailed Timeline for Each & Every Day!

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 22, 2023 at 1:01 am - Reply

      We would love the opportunity to further assist you. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/pricing/ We also have a 30 day trial period. A full refund of upfront costs (first-month subscription + Guardian Kit payment) if you cancel within first 30 days upon receiving the device. We hope to hear from you soon!

  21. Melissa Thsuky September 5, 2023 at 7:34 am - Reply

    This is only for kids with autism?

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 11, 2023 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      AngelSense was originally designed for children with special needs, but its rich array of features can help protect typical children as well. If you want the maximum level of protection for your child, AngelSense is your best option. Keep your child safe with AngelSense! Our Assistive Technology has benefits for Children Teens Adults and our Elderly loved ones. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/

  22. Aadilal Williams September 8, 2023 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Yes I would love for my son too have a Angelsense device

  23. Brianna henson September 11, 2023 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    This is a good ieda

  24. Kellina Kelly October 2, 2023 at 2:45 am - Reply

    My daughter is five she can’t speak well I really would like to feel safe when she is at school

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 11, 2023 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      AngelSense provides that extra layer protection with our Assistive Technology you will have the peace of mind that you are looking for. There are many benefits to using AngelSense at school. Quickly identify when the child leaves school boundaries and avoid an emergency situation by receiving the proactive alert from the AngelSense system. With AngelSense, children with special needs can be included on field trips with their typical peers without risking their safety. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/. We would love to have you as part of our AngelSense family!

  25. frances nugent October 2, 2023 at 4:01 am - Reply

    My great grandson needs this please

    • aimee@angelsense.com November 11, 2023 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      We would love for you to join our AngelSense family. AngelSense Assistive Technology is very user friendly and provides an unexplainable peace of mind. The Live Tracking Map can show you where you are in relation to them and with the tap of a button you can share their location with other guardians and first responders. In addition, you can guide your child to safety with 2-Way Voice that automatically answers, allowing you to communicate with your child and anyone else in their vicinity, or just listen to what’s going on around them. There is also an Alarm feature that will activate a sound on your child’s device to help you know when you’re getting closer and easily find them (especially helpful if your child likes to hide or is lost indoors). These are just a few of the AngelSense Features that help you keep your autistic Angel safe. Please visit us at https://www.angelsense.com/

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