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Autism WanderingRisks associated with autism wandering are a real fear for many parents

Parents have many fears when they receive a diagnosis that their child has autism. With the prevalence of autism diagnoses increasing 6-15 percent every year, making it the fastest growing developmental disability, these fears are becoming realities for more and more parents every day. One of the most concerning fears is autism wandering. There are […]

Read MoreAutism WanderingAutism and Wandering: Tips To Keep Your Child Safe

For most parents, the safety of their children is paramount. Ensuring the safety of a child with autism can be complex. Children with autism may lack the skill or ability to keep themselves safe. Some children with autism may have minimal awareness of their surroundings or cannot use traditional forms of communication. Imagine such a […]

Read MoreAutism WanderingHow to Respond to Autism Wandering

Autism wandering is a worry for every parent of a child with autism. Just this year, a 5-year-old boy wandered away from his elementary school and was found alone on the street by a concerned citizen. Thankfully the boy was okay, but this same scenario has played out hundreds of times, often with a very […]

Read MoreAutism Basics: The Dangers of Wandering or Elopement Behavior

On October 29th, a 5-year-old boy was spotted walking alone without shoes, down a busy road in St George, Utah. The boy was non-verbal and could not tell the police who he was or where his parents were. Fortunately the officers were able to locate his parents quickly — they were visiting in a nearby […]

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