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Wandering and Home Safety

1. National Autism Association offers information on wandering, safety resources and toolkits for caregivers, teachers and first responders that can be downloaded or ordered for free. They also have the Big Red Safety Boxes with door alarms and much more (free during grant cycles) to help with safety at home: http://awaare.nationalautismassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/wanderingbrochure.pdf

Click here for Wandering Brochure by NAA.: http://awaare.nationalautismassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/wanderingbrochure.pdf

Click here for Safety Toolkit.: http://nationalautismassociation.org/store/#!/NAAs-Be-REDy-Booklet-for-Caregivers/p/57859415/category=2416355


2. Organization for Autism Research offers a very comprehensive guide to wandering and autism safety that can be downloaded or ordered for free:

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide to Safety: https://researchautism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A_Guide_to_Safety.pdf

(The Arc has some copies of this available to pick up from the parent bookshelf at The Arc of Tri-Cities, please only take one per family)


3. The Autism Safety Project by Autism Speaks, is designed to provide families affected by autism with tips, information, expert advice and resources so that everyone in our community can stay out of harm's way.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-safety-project


4. If I Need Help, non profit provides free, customizable Patches, Shoe Tags, iD Cards, Window Clings, Bumper Stickers, Dog Tags, Pins, Clips & More that you print out on your own. https://ifineedhelp.org/


5. Safe Signals, by Autism Speaks, has created a 20 minute video of safety tips in the home so individuals with autism can see the pointers for safety in each room of the home in action. http://nationalautismassociation.org/family-support/programs/autism-atrium/


6. “Wandering: How Affordable Smart-Home Technology Can Help Keep Our Kids Safe”, webinar by NAA, register for free to watch: http://nationalautismassociation.org/family-support/programs/autism-atrium/

7. “Autism-Related Wandering: Keeping Our Kids Safe”, webinar by NAA, register for free to watch: http://nationalautismassociation.org/family-support/programs/autism-atrium/


8. “Safety Issues in the Home and School”, video by The Johnson Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgVLtbFEryc


9. Silence is NOT an Option, A parent-driven plan to keep our children safe at home and at school: http://www.handsandvoices.org/resources/OUR/SafetyAttachmentIntro_v1.pdf


10. Curriculum for Teaching People with I/DD Fire Safety for home and school: https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/people-at-risk/people-with-disabilities/educational-materials


11. Preventing Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/preventing-abuse


 12. Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and Neglect: https://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/resource/protecting-elders-and-vulnerable-adults-from


 13. Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities : http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/outreach/occyshn/upload/ReadyNowToolkit.pdf


 14. Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities: http://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(11)00833-1/pdf