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The National Autism Association recently made available the Big Red Safety Box. For those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who may be prone to wandering off or eloping from a safe environment, and may be unable to recognize danger and/or stay safe, this box provides guidance on how to prevent a wandering incident and what to do in case of such an event. Wandering, elopement, “running” or fleeing behaviors among those within the ASD community not only present unique safety risks, but also create extraordinary worry and stress among caregivers. Drowning fatalities following wandering incidents remain a leading cause of death among those with ASD.

The Big Red Safety Box is a free-of-charge toolkit given to autism families in need as a means to educate, raise awareness and share simple tools that may assist them in preventing, and responding to, wandering-related emergencies.

One Response to “The Big Red Safety Box, 8/30/2012”

  1. That was an interesting note. It would be really nice if you’ll share more writings on the topic. Thank you!

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