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Half of children with ASD attempt wandering and elopement

Half of children with ASD attempt wandering and elopement

By Jessy McCulloch, Events & Social Media Marketing Coordinator, AHSS
We’ve spoken a lot about the dangers of wandering and elopement in our loved ones with autism. And yet with statistics showing that roughly half (48%) of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder attempt to elope from a safe environment, it’s a subject that really can’t be talked about enough. Recently the parents of two autistic boys (10 and 8 years old) on Long Island won the right for their kids to wear GPS tracking devices to class.

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6 Ways You Can Keep Your Kid Safe in the Summer

6 Ways You Can Keep Your Kid Safe in the Summer It’s finally summer and while that means it’s finally prime time to soak up the sun, it’s extremely important to take cautionary measures while outside with your family. Nearly half of children with autism wander, which can occur at any time they are... Read More
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