Hidden Dangers


Hidden Dangers and How to Keep Individuals with Autism Safe in the Home, School, and Community

POAC’s Hidden Dangers Program educates parents, family members, and professionals working with children and adults with autism and other special needs and disabilities about issues relating to safety, emergency preparedness, and crisis intervention. It is presented in a format that addresses a variety of special needs and levels of independence across the life span. Specifically, the program will cover:

  • How to address wandering and what GPS and other tracking devices are available
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety Issues
  • Sexuality and Personal Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • Bullying
  • Behavioral interventions including social stories, activity schedules, visual cues, and more
  • School and Transportation Issues
  • Resources for ongoing support and assistance
  • Physical modifications to the home and classroom

The program will offer concrete suggestions and strategies that can be applied immediately to increase safety and decrease risk at home, in the classroom, and in the community.

The information in this workshop could save your child’s/student’s life. 

Date & Time Location Status
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fisher Middle School 1325 Lower Ferry Road Ewing, NJ 08618 Register
9:00am - 11:00am
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction coming soon
“I can not thank POAC enough for all you do for families and the community. I attended the Hidden Dangers workshop and it was a real life changer for me. Thank you!”

Noel Simonson, Parent