For hotels to provide portable locks or door alarms for persons with disabilities

For hotels to provide portable locks or door alarms for persons with disabilities

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Joanna Marie started this petition to Hyatt Hotels and

Kyin Carter is a 12 year old autistic boy that has gone missing while visiting Hammond, Indiana for a family event. They were staying at the Best Western Hotel.  Kyrin due to his autistic triggers, was able to leave the room and run out of the hotel. He is still missing .

I am the parent of a non-verbal autistic child. I have had to travel for medical travel with my mother to stay at hotels in Rochester, Minnesota and Baltimore, Maryland.  During my travels I've often run into adult children having to run around the hotel to locate an elderly person who has wandered or a parent searching for a toddler who turned the door knob and ran out of the room.

As an autistic parent,I have had to travel with portable door alarms and locks. I've had to move and arrange hotel room furniture to block access to a door. The sliding lock on the door is not enough. If a hotel can offer as a courtesy to guests a loaner extra door alarm, or portable lock just as they provide extra rollaway beds or portable cribs it can mean the difference in alerting someone if a door is opened when it should not be. It would be ideal if certain rooms would be equipped with a special lock a that can be used in addition to the existing door locks. This would need to be researched as there are many options available. Keeping in mind, the need for emergency access into a room for hotel staff and rescue resources. 

If there were an extra alarm, or lock, or something else not yet thought of, it would help in pausing or averting the wandering of a child or disabled person of any age.

 

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