Safety and Disaster Preparedness for the Autism and Developmental Disability Community
All parents have safety concerns when it comes to their children, but children and adults with autism are at a higher risk of being hurt, victimized, or to wander away (sometimes called eloping). Our population is at greater risk during disasters and COVID. It is important to educate yourself on the different types of safety skills needed and practice them. Safety skills can be taught as part of life skills. Some of these skills can be added to an IEP, as part of an in-home ABA program, or Independent Living Skills (ILS) program. We want to equip our community with the knowledge and resources so we all can live a healthy life.