Have you used a safety plan? (wandering)

Have you used a safety plan? (wandering)

I've noticed there are quite a few resources to prepare a safety plan for children who tend to wander. Curious which ones/part have been most useful for your children? It seems like so much information is advised to be shared with neighbors, etc. in advance, and I'm not quite comfortable with that. Of course, I want to do what's best but just weighing out what's necessary and most beneficial.

Thank you!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son is verbal THANK GOD, he is a runner but I have made him memorize my phone number. If nothing else he knows my name, his name and momma's phone number. I can't seem to get him not to talk to strangers but I have told him if he's lost talk to a cop or a lady cashier. Dear God he loves cashiers I dont know why. I also take a picture of him with my phone if we're going somewhere more likely to have an issue like a busy store or park. Its not a full proof plan but trying to improve it all the time.

posted 17 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

J was a wanderer when he was little. You can put alarms on doors, etc., but, unfortunately, it does take a village when they are that little. Once he was older, I taught him how to find a safe adult when he was lost.

posted 18 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have a 3 yr old who loves to bolt off and run away any chance he gets. There has been times were he has been in very dangerous circumstances such as running into a parking lot and ect. I bought this bracelet harness that connects to my wrist as well as my 3 yr olds wrist and it has helped so he doesn't run away into dangerous circumstances. Im not sure how old your child is but if he is younger you may want to try something like that when out so he or she doesn't wander off. If he or she is older im not really sure what can be done. Hope this helps 👍

posted 18 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our neighbors know our daughter has ASD. I told they should lock their backdoors until we got our fence built. She tried to open their screen doors. We also bought locks on our door.

She crawled under the fence the day after we got it despite assurances she couldn't do it according to the builders. I ordered stakes to nail down the fence.

posted 17 days ago
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