Elopement refers to a person leaving an area without notifying others, which may place that individual in a dangerous situation. Elopement, which is similar to the term wandering, is a common issue faced by the families and educators of people with autism.
This month, we'll continue our series on Autism and Safety by focusing on resources and information to help with elopement and wandering among students with autism.
"What is Elopement?" by Abby Twyman, M.Ed., BCBA: http://www.autism-community.com/what-is-elopement/