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Recognizing that wandering, elopement, “running,” or fleeing behaviors create unique safety risks for children with autism, the National Autism Association created the Big Red Safety Box. Your click today will help this program continue to be free to qualified families by underwriting the cost of 24 boxes.
NAA’s Big Red Safety Box includes the following resources:
1) A Get REDy booklet containing the following educational materials and tools:
A caregiver checklist
A Family Wandering Emergency Plan
A first-responder profile form
A wandering-prevention brochure
A sample IEP Letter
2) Two (2) Door/Window Alarms with batteries
3) One (1) RoadID Personalized, Engraved Shoe ID Tag*
4) Five (5) Laminated Adhesive Stop Sign Visual Prompts for doors and windows
5) Two (2) Safety Alert Window Clings for car or home windows
6) One (1) Red Safety Alert Wristband
If you are a primary caregiver who needs these supplies, you can find more information on how to apply for a Big Red Box here. For more information on how to make emergency responders in your community aware of the dangers surrounding “wandering” behavior, please click here.
The National Autism Association also provides direct assistance to law enforcement agencies and caregivers through FOUND, including funding search-and-rescue agencies in need of tracking technology and training. You can support these efforts through a click here today or through a Gift That Gives More by clicking the donate button.
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