A Guide to Safety – Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
A Guide to Safety covers a range of topics, including safety network development, prevention and management of wandering and elopement behaviors, relationship, physical, and sexual safety discussion, strategies to address bullying and online threats, and tips on money and workplace safety. The guide can be used independently or as a supplement to a pre-existing safety plan. It is also an excellent tool for developing first responder training programs.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Guide, please fill out a request form by clicking “Request a Guide to Safety” located on the main tab of this site. You can also download the guide here.
Internet Safety: 2014 Resource Guide – Children’s Safety Network
This online resource guide offers links to organizations, programs, and resources that deal with internet safety and other subtopics including: cyberbullying, social networking, sexting, drugs and alcohol, self-harm, and many more. Although the guide is not autism-specific, it contains information that can be used by any family.
Seminar in Crisis Safety for the ASD Population – Autism Society of Wisconsin Webinar Series
This webinar from November 2015 is part of the Autism Society of Wisconsin’s Webinar Series. Scott Fowler, a public education professional and autism parent, shares his expertise on wandering and elopement, school safety, and much more.
The Ultimate Guide to Keeping your Child with Autism Safe
This online guide and infographic reviews best practices for safety in school, at home, and in public. It covers wandering and elopement as well as sexual safety, and describes in detail the steps to making a cohesive safety plan for children and adults with autism.
Home and Family
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates – Virginia Public Safety Workgroup
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations is a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation by Scott Campbell, autism parent and Executive Director of Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NoVA). The presentation covers safety preparation, emergency assistance, and many other topics. A list of references for this may be found here.
Community and School
Emergency Plan for Students with Special Needs – Marin County School District
This guide outlines Marin County’s emergency plan, with a focus on preparedness, response, and recovery.