Thursday, June 17, 2010

Autism Safety

Did you know injuries are the number one cause for disability and death in children?

Not surprisingly, autistic children have a higher rates of injury than typically developing children.

Jack Scott and Toby Honsberger of Florida Atlantic University are doing a study on this very topic.  Please take a moment and fill out their survey.  Together, we can help keep our kiddo's safe.

Here are some other safety links from the National Autism Association

Autism Speaks Autism Safety Project
ASA Safe & Sound Safety Initiative
The Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition
Pennsylvania Premise Alert The Premise Alert Program gives families the opportunity to provide critical medical information to first responders before a crisis. Families can have a difficult time relating necessary information in times of extreme stress. This program also gives first responders advanced knowledge of special needs individuals in their community allowing them to respond with greater accuracy which increases positive outcomes.
The Law Enforcement Awareness Network
It is the mission of L.E.A.N. On Us to provide first responders with information and resources that will allow them to better serve individuals within their communities affected by hidden disabilities and mental illness.
Tips for First Responders & CaregiversNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
 | 24-hour Hotline - 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

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