“Safety Signs and Signals” By Stephanie Ekis
Stephanie Ekis’ article on learning signs and signals explains the importance of teaching community safety and how to help your child learn to read signs and signals which could help them stay out of danger.
“Best Practices for Autism during Emergencies” By Kevin Kupietz
Teaching first responders about autism and teaching individuals with autism how to respond in emergency situations.
“Increase Autism Awareness and Make Your Community Safer for Your Kids” By Dennis Debbaudt
An article written for the OAR newsletter, Dennis, a law enforcement consultant discusses how to keep a child with autism safe in the community through help from law enforcement officials.
“Fire Alarms and at Risk Populations” By The Fire Protection Research Population
A project summary of how first responders are working with individuals with ASD and individuals with other noise sensitivities to create better fire alarms that our sensitive to their needs.
An article about the importance of fire safety training and how to conduct an effective fire safety training session for individuals with disabilities.
“Children with Autism and Fire Drills and Fire Alarms” By David A. Cohen
David Cohen conducted a study to create an educational program to assist children with autism in emergency situations with fire alarms.
“Online Safety Tips and Online Communities” By Milestone Autism Resources
This article provides online rules and tips to keep your child safe on the internet.
“Water Safety: The Ultimate Life Skill” By Jim Ball
Dr. Ball’s article on water safety for the Autism Asperger’s Digest details different approaches to water safety, especially during the summer season.
Wandering and Elopement
“When They Wander or Run Away” By Shelly Allred, Pathfinders for Autism
This article discusses how to handle children who wander and how to set up safety precautions in case they get away.
“Managing Wandering for People With Autism” By Irene van der Zande
The founder of KidPower, Irene gives insight into wandering studies and how to prevent and avoid wandering.
“Autism & Wandering” By Dennis Debbaudt and AWAARE
A brochure about keeping children with autism who wander safe.