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10 Resources And Devices For Wandering Children With Autism

By Tzvi

[Source: Among Friends / Friendship Circle Blog]

In the United States, an estimated 13% of children have a developmental disability, such as cerebral palsy, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, intellectual disability (also known as mental retardation) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet less than half are identified by the time they reach school age.

Wandering… The constant fear parents with an autistic child will always have. Every week there is another news story of a child gone missing and sometimes the results are tragic.

Recently the Interactive Autism Network, A program of the Kennedy Krieger Institute released the preliminary results of a study on children with autism that wander. One thing the study shows is that wandering has never been given much consideration. Only half of families with wanderers report they had never received advice or guidance about wandering from a professional.

Below we provide 10 resources to learn about and help prevent wandering:

Find All Ten Resources and the Rest of this Article HERE on the Friendship Circle Blog

Tags: Article Autism Newsletter 15 July 2011