Medical ID Bracelet Giveaway!


As a mom to a little boy with nonverbal autism, I worry about so many things. A big one is…will he be able to communicate when I am not around? Right now, today, the answer is no. Even with his communication device, Cooper still can’t respond to simple questions. What is you name? Are you lost? Do you need help?

And say he did have his communication device with him. What if the battery died. What if it malfunctioned. We just can’t trust that right now.

All of this scares me.

I know my son. I know he is a runner. I know he is a wanderer. I know he has no fear of cars or trucks or roads or water. He also has no desire to communicate with people. Or approach them.

If Cooper ever got lost, ran away, wandered off…what would he do? If someone approached him he would most likely run. He would avoid eye contact. He would not answer questions.

Because of all of these worries, I’ve started to look into ways to help him communicate. A Medical ID Bracelet is one. It’s simple. It has the necessary safety and contact information. Police Officers and First Responders KNOW to look for an ID bracelet. We can also work on teaching Cooper to SHOW the bracelet to people. That is something we can physically practice.

Last week, American Medical ID sent me this bracelet for Cooper. Cooper thought it was so cool because it has trains on it!

I had it engraved with his name, his disability and my phone number. He is practicing wearing it for 10 minutes a day.

Remember, Cooper has sensory struggles and autism. Wearing this bracelet is new and different. It also feels funny on his skin. We are practicing every day and it will take some time to build up to wearing it full time.

I’d love to give away one bracelet to my followers!

American Medical ID will give away the same bracelet we have for Cooper but with personalized engraving.

  1. Follow @Finding Coopers Voice and @American Medical ID on Facebook.
  2. Post a comment on this Facebook post of why you want to win this medical ID bracelet. (Tag a friend if you’d like)
  3. The contest starts on March 15, 2018 and ends on March 21, 2018
  4. The winner will be announced on March 22, 2018.
  5. I will personally message the winner and let them know that they have won.
  6. The winner will then work with American Medical ID on the engraving.
  7. There is no cost to the winner and shipping is free.
  8. **United States entries only please

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Kate Swenson

Kate Swenson lives in Minnesota with her husband Jamie, and four children, Cooper, Sawyer, Harbor and Wynnie. Kate launched Finding Cooper's Voice from her couch while her now 11-year-old son Cooper was being diagnosed with autism. Back then it was a place to write. Today it is a living, thriving community of people who want to not only advocate for autism, but also make the world a better place for individuals with disabilities and their families. Her first book, Forever Boy, will be released, April 5, 2022.

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  1. American Medical ID on March 16, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Hi Kate,

    You’re welcome and thank YOU for such an educational blog post! We love your tip on putting the bracelet on a child for 10 minutes each day to get them used to wearing their medical ID plus the importance of teaching them how to show it in case of an emergency.