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.

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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Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time

Ways to Keep Your Child with Autism Safe at Holiday Time http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keep-autism-child-safe-on-holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time for family and friends— a chance to create some great memories.  Unfortunately, for many families living with a child with autism, it can also be a tremendous source of stress because parents may need to be extra vigilant to keep their child(ren) safe. There are changes in […]

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How to Protect Your ASD Child From Drowning

How to Protect Your ASD Child From Drowning https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/protect-your-child-from-drowning/

As parents, we always want what is best for our children. This means we have to create a balance between pleasure and safety when planning activities for our children. This is even more important when a child is very young and has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other special needs, as safety planning entails extra […]

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Ways to Make Your Home Supportive for Kids With Special Needs

Ways to Make Your Home Supportive for Kids With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/make-your-home-comfortable-for-spectrum/

Autism not only affects one individual but an entire family in many different ways. When someone you care about is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it’s essential to turn your home into an autism-friendly space. Designing a home to be more compatible starts by accommodating specific interests taking into account safety and sensory needs. […]

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Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected

Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-safety-ways-to-keep-kids-protected

We’ve all heard of “baby-proofing,” wearing a helmet, looking “both ways,” or even putting a gate around the pool. These actions are pretty standard and aren’t usually too difficult.  When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children with special needs or disabilities, this can take more thought, consideration, and perhaps some in-depth teaching. […]

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Family Emergency Preparedness with Special Needs

Family Emergency Preparedness with Special Needs http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-emergency-preparedness-autism

All parents are natural planners. As the parent of a child with a disability and a professional who assists communities and emergency planners with inclusive emergency plans, I know how much more critical emergency planning is for individuals with disabilities.   My daughter has the Angelman syndrome, a rare condition that limits her independence. I’m […]

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