Category Archives for "Autism Safety"

Articles that focus on keeping people on the spectrum safe; may include information on wandering, community safety, water safety, handing emergency situations, preventing abuse, etc.

Lifesaving Lockdown Safety Tips Every Family Needs to Know

Lifesaving Lockdown Safety Tips Every Family Needs to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/lifesaving-safety-tips-family-know/

According to a recent Washington Post analysis*, over 4.1 million children endured a school lockdown during the 2017-2018 school year. More than 1 million of these children were in elementary school, with over 220,000 in preschool and kindergarten. The analysis further reveals that, on a typical school day last year, at least 16 campuses somewhere […]

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How to Protect a Child With Autism From Sexual Abuse

How to Protect a Child With Autism From Sexual Abuse https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/protect-child-autism-sexual-abuse/

Each day children wake up and get ready to attend school. During that process, every parent expects that their child will arrive back home in the same condition as when he/she left. Current estimates suggest that 1:3 girls and 1:10 boys will be sexually abused by the time they are 18 years old (Tang, Freyd, […]

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Harassment: Ways to Reduce Risk Situations for People With Autism

Harassment: Ways to Reduce Risk Situations for People With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/harassment-reduce-situations-people-autism/

When you’re a parent of a child of any age with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you’re always on the lookout for possible problems. As children get older, problems get more complicated—what used to be unexpected swerves and bumps can become potholes and landmines with serious consequences. Sexual harassment is a land mine. The issue surrounding […]

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Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-vest-benefits-for-autism/

What is a weighted vest? A weighted vest is a garment worn over clothing with extra weight added within the vest. This is done either by using heavy fabric or filling the vest’s pockets with weighted objects such as steel bars or sandbags. It is designed to add between five to ten percent of a […]

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Ways to Protect a Child With Autism From Cyberbullies

Ways to Protect a Child With Autism From Cyberbullies https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/protect-autism-child-from-cyberbullies/

Many people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) find communication challenging, which in turn, can create a heavy reliance on the digital and online world.  While helpful in many ways in connecting people, the Internet can open people up to a world where there are no rules or protections. The most common online danger these days […]

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Ways You Can Help First Responders Better Understand Autism

Ways You Can Help First Responders Better Understand Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-responders-better-understand-autism/

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re a parent. You know your child best: everything from his/her favorite foods, colors, toys, games, songs, movies, and outfits. Parents have a special way of knowing how to put a smile on their child’s face with ice cream treats, playground excursions, bike rides through the neighborhood and trips […]

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Understanding Your Child With Autism’s Behavior In the Pool

Understanding Your Child With Autism's Behavior In the Pool https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autisms-behavior-in-the-pool/

Is your child’s favorite activity staying underwater as often as possible? This could be because he/she loves the deep pressure encompassing his/her body during underwater play.  Understanding that the hydrostatic pressure provides a blanket of soothing squishes can help you to recognize the underlying reason for underwater play. Try to turn it into a fun game […]

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Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan

Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/creating-the-best-emergency-plan/

It’s a sad fact that school shootings have become quite common. 2018 is already on track to be a deadlier year than 2017. Last year 25 students or teachers were killed in school shootings. So far, in 2018, there has been a 63% increase in deaths from school shootings. As a result, most schools now […]

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Expert Water Safety Advice When Your Child Has Autism

Expert Water Safety Advice When Your Child Has Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/safety-advice-for-autistic-child/

For many families, gearing up for the summer is an exciting endeavor!   As the warmer weather begins, there are families opening pools, and there may be trips to a lake or the ocean.  While being active and outdoors is definitely something to be encouraged, it can also come with some increased risks for children with […]

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