It is an honor to be invited back to Nathan’s Voice. So much has happened since being here last. To start with we have changed our name from QR Code iD to If I Need Help and have become a 501(c)(3) charity.
As you may recall our son Jay has Autism and was lost a couple times in the past so we wanted to create a way to communicate for him. Our solution was to make personal wearable QR codes. When the code is scanned or manually entered into the site a profile appears. It has a picture, name, contact, emergency and behavioral info along with a password protected secure section where more personal and medical records can be stored. All of the info can be edited in real time. For instance when my son went on field trips with his day camp I just added his aide’s number as a contact and deleted it afterwards.
ID cards have just become available after months of development!! An If I Need Help member with high functioning Autism struggles with anxiety attacks. Even though she is usually conversational these attacks escalate rendering her unable to communicate. People around her do not know what is happening or how to help her so she has experienced some bad situations. She encouraged us to make the iD cards. They are custom made with name, number and bullet points that are printed along with the personal QR code. About a month ago she felt an attack coming on so she handed her card to a staff person who did exactly as the card instructed her and it worked more smoothly than she ever expected.
We are in the process of adding iD tags for shoes and necklaces (military style, etc.) and for key chains.
For a limited time, we would like to offer a free patch to families, who follow Nathan's Voice autism resource blog, when they do the free sign up. On the 2nd line of the address section, write "Nathan's Voice" along with the color choice of one of the following colors: blue, green, red, grey, or white. This offer will expire the end of 2014 and we hope YOU will take advantage of the offer NOW!!! Also, PLEASE take the time to share this post with others in the social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, etc.) which you frequently visit!
A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization