Posts made in December, 2017

Wandering Incidents During Holidays Significantly Increase Risk of Harm

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Autism ATRIUM, Featured | 0 comments

With two recent deaths on Christmas and Christmas Eve, the National Autism Association is warning caregivers about the increased risks of autism-related wandering during the holidays.  On Christmas Eve, a 15-year-old boy with autism died from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle. The next day, the body of 7-year-old boy with autism was found floating in a nearby pool. Each year, hundreds of children and adults with autism go missing, but holiday-related wandering cases are especially dangerous. According to a study from the National Autism Association (NAA), incidents that...

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National Organization Helps Schools Prevent Autism-related Wandering

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Autism ATRIUM, Featured | 0 comments

A five-year-old student’s recent disappearance from a Harlem school adds to the ongoing conversation of safety in the classroom for students with autism who are prone to wandering away.

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