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While safety is a top priority for all parents, having a child with autism brings unique challenges to keeping children safe and protected. Tragically, people with autism are 40 times more likely to die from preventable injuries. It is important to remember that preventable injuries are... preventable. We can turn this awful statistic around. Below are strategies and resources to help parents keep their children (of all ages) safe.
- Keeping Your Kids with ASD Safe discusses key considerations concerning elopement, water safety and drowning, pica and household toxins, interactions with first responders, and internet safety.
- Water Safety has information and resources to help prevent accidental drownings.
- Individuals with autism and other disabilities fall into a high-risk category for physical and sexual abuse. For information on how to prevent your child from becoming a victim to abuse please read Risk Reduction Strategies for Physical and Sexual Abuse.