Introduction to Wandering
Gary Weitzen – Executive Director of POAC
10 Tips to Reduce Wandering
Nearly half of all individuals with autism wander (elope), often ending in tragic results. These are some specific things you can do to help reduce the risk and increase safety.
Autism and the Importance of ID
It’s always the individual’s choice to disclose that they have autism, but the ability to carry and present identification can truly be life-saving. This is especially true in medical emergencies, encounters with law enforcement, and if an individual goes missing. Learn about the many different kinds of ID and how best to use them.
ID Information Guide
Potential life savers for families whose loved ones may go missing or find themselves in danger.
Autism 911 Alert Form
This form can be used to flag homes in the 911 database to provide detailed information on individuals with autism.
Investigative Checklist for Law Enforcement When Responding to Missing Children with Special Needs
This Checklist is meant to enhance the framework of actions, considerations, and activities that can assist law enforcement in safely recovering missing children with special needs.
Inquire About Hidden Dangers Training
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