Monday, June 30, 2014

Positively Autism June 2014 Newsletter: Wandering and Elopement

June 2014 Topic: Autism and Wandering/Elopement

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.



The Danger of Elopement/Wandering -

Why is My Child Eloping and What Can I Do? -

Tips to Help Prevent Wandering and Wandering-Related Tragedies -

Wandering Toolkits for Families and First Responders -

Create a Family Wandering Emergency Plan (Includes a Plan to Fill-In) -

Sample IEP Letter to Help Your Child's School Address Wandering -

Research on Autism and Eloping/Wandering -

Safety Products for Autism and Wandering -

Social Stories for Wandering/Eloping -

Caregiver Checklist Tool for Wandering/Eloping (How to Minimize the Risk) -

Positive Autism News

Program Sparks Beautiful, 'Unique Chemistry' Between Students With Autism And Elderly
June 23, 2014

8-year-old w/Asperger's is Youngest Published Game Programmer
June 20, 2014

Autistic Student Who Graduated at the Top of His Class Shares His Valedictory Speech
June 20, 2014

Teen: Science Fair Helped “Overcome and Conquer” Autism
June 13, 2014

Talented Musician With Autism Running Out Of Money For College
June 11, 2014
(I realize this doesn't sound like a positive story, but I had to share!)

Non-Verbal Teen with Autism Gets Standing Ovation for Graduation Speech
June 6, 2014

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