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Take Me Home Program

The Take Me Home program is a countywide initiative to support individuals with communication difficulties and their families. The integral component of the program is a database of individuals with disabilities that impact their ability to communicate. The database is only accessible to law enforcement personnel.


Should an individual become lost or separated from caregivers, law enforcement personnel can search the database by inputting the individual’s name, phone number or physical characteristics in the hopes of learning their identity and thus reuniting them with their family or caregivers.

Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and the Summit County Sheriff announced the initiative in April 2007 at a park where a five-year-old child with autism had gotten lost a year before. The child was unable to communicate his name or address to law enforcement officers.

That troubling incident, however, highlighted the challenge that law enforcement personnel and parents face when individuals with disabilities become lost. The Greater Akron Chapter of the Autism Society of America brought the Take Me Home program to the attention of Prosecutor Walsh. Bob Haren, the grandparent of a child with autism, brought it to the attention of the Sheriff's Office. A partnership was formed.

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Law Enforcement Partners

Sheriff’s Office 
Akron Police Department 
Barberton 
Bath Township 
Boston Heights 
Copley 
Cuyahoga Falls 
Fairlawn 
Hudson 
Lakemore
Macedonia 
Mogadore 
Munroe Falls 
New Franklin 
Northfield 
Norton 
Peninsula 
Reminderville 
Richfield 
Sagamore
Seville
Silver Lake 
Springfield 
Stow
Summit County Metro Parks
Tallmadge 
Twinsburg 
University of Akron 
Wadsworth