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Creating Safety Plans for Individuals with Autism

Feb 15, 2012 -- 2:12 pm
From Autism Speaks:

When it comes to identifying safety risks and preventing emergencies for an individual with autism, you and your family are the best advocates, and most likely the people responsible for taking the necessary steps to develop a safety plan.

A safety plan should include key participants - school personnel, daycare providers, neighbors, caretakers, and extended family; anyone involved in your network that has daily contact with the individual at risk.

It is critical to take the time to evaluate what your family member needs to be safe and protected at home, school and in his or her community. Preventative measures are critical in order to help ensure the wellbeing of individuals with autism.
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