When we warn our children about stranger danger, we tend to focus on random strangers and neighbors we don’t know. Unfortunately, stranger danger can come from many different places, including the Internet, our communities, or even our family. Teaching children about personal safety and who they can trust is important. Stranger danger should be the
Keeping people with autism safe, wandering/eloping advice, water safety, school safety, ways to handle emergency situations.
When it comes to being safe at home or out in the world, our children and all of us as parents and guardians need to understand the potential dangers so we can plan ahead, teach, and help keep everyone secure. Many parents who are adjusting to their child’s individual patterns of behavior can be surprised
Young people on the spectrum and the law enforcement community can, and do, come into contact all the time. The resultant interaction can be beneficial for both groups or it can become problematic. The question is why it would be a problem and how can we change the dynamic to ensure the encounters are positive?
A veteran police officer shares an on-duty interaction with an autistic teen that inspired lifelong efforts to bridge special needs knowledge gaps in law enforcement. Many years ago, when I was a new police officer, I was sent to the home of a woman who was having trouble with her 16-year-old son. That was all
Research has shown children with autism are more prone to being involved in motor accidents than neurotypical children—potentially because motorists are unaware of the challenges many of these children encounter when exposed to everyday traffic. A lack of road-safety measures, coupled with the child’s inability to recognize danger, has resulted in too many autistic victims
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