Safety

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10 Strategies to Safeguard Your Wandering Child for Back-To-School

Watching the news, I have noticed a very dangerous trend among the autism community - precarious situations or even death due to children wandering out of safety and into risky environments. Upon further research, I...
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Keep Your Wanderer Safe with Project Lifesaver

Special-Ism writer, Haley Moss, is an Ambassador to Project Lifesaver (PL).  As a former child wanderer, Haley's goal is to spread the word about PL and raise awareness of the service PL provides to...
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Have an Eloper? Solution to Keep Your Child Safe

Meg had locked the front door as she always had done to prevent her eloper - "escape artist" - 3 year old son from bolting to the great outdoors when she was not looking. ...
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Keeping the Child with Sensory Issues Safe

If you have a child with poor sensory registration and/or sensory seeking behavior, keeping him or her safe can be a challenge. Both poor body awareness, as well as overt sensory seeking, create potential...

3 Rip Tide Rescue Tips That Could Save a Life

Having gone on family vacations to various beaches since I was a small child, I’ve never been afraid of swimming in the ocean.  Even when the waves were big or rough, I’ve always enjoyed...
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Safety Awareness in Independent Living

Part of living independently on a college campus, or anywhere for that matter, involves being safe when you’re living alone, or are going other places. I want to provide a few tips on safety...

Four Basic Steps For Getting S.A.F.E in 2013

January is the month of new beginnings, where resolutions are made… and broken two weeks later. Let’s face it, people: change is hard! However, if it’s important to you, you’ll find a way; if...

Finding Your Child’s Voice: How to Raise a Safe, Independent Adult

Every four years, November transforms into a month dedicated to democracy. On Election Day, citizens across the United States of America head to the polls. We cut time out of our busy schedules to...

Child ID Bands

A natural disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, can create a lot of commotion and uproot many families. If your child is living in unfamiliar surroundings, you may want to invest in...

Finding Help and Finding Normal During a Natural Disaster

Depending on where you live, you may find yourself affected by a natural disaster, such as floods, wildfires, earthquakes, or tornadoes. Those of us who volunteer in the special needs community typically find ourselves...