Safety Issues

Parents want to keep their loved one safe.  Individuals with autism can face many safety challenges as indicted in our Safety Infograph:

  • Bullying
  • Eloping and Wandering
  • Emergencies and Disasters
  • Interacting with Law Enforcement
  • Online Safety
  • Relationship and Sexual Safety
  • Safety in the Community
  • Safety in the Car
  • Water Safety

 

No matter if the person with autism is a child, teen, or adult, the best way is to understand, prepare and practice.  See the resources below for more information.

 

Additional Resources:

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has produced A Guide to Safety with 146 pages of great information on a variety of safety topics – https://researchautism.org/resources/a-guide-to-safety/

The Autism Society Inland Empire Autism (ASIE) maintains these Resource Listings as a service to families as a reference tool. Every effort is made to ensure listings are up-to-date. ASIE does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of the abilities of those listed. The resources listed are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource or as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any organization, product or professional. Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism.

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