Recorded on May 3, 2017
Elopement behaviors, also known as wandering, affect 49% of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). During the webinar, you will learn about autism and wandering basics, including a brief overview of ASD, wandering, and its unique safety risks. Six years of autism and wandering outcome data findings and insights will be discussed, as well as, the best practices for prevention and response to reduce risk. Technical Level: Basic/Intermediate
Lori McIlwain has a 16-year-old son with autism and is co-founder and board chair of the National Autism Association (NAA). After her son wandered away from his school in 2007, Lori began advocating for federal resources that would reduce and eliminate injuries and deaths associated with autism-related wandering.
Attend this webinar to: * Review what Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is, whom it affects and its unique safety risks. * Explain what elopement behaviors in ASD are and how frequently it happens. * Listen how to prevent/respond to elopement in ASD, recognize when it is likely to happen, tools and strategies to help reduce risk, and the top locations they typically are found.
This webinar is primarily designed for Investigators (Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement), Prosecutors, Medical Professionals, First Responders, MDT Members and SAR Agencies, Child Advocacy Groups, Child Safety Advocates, Missing Person Agencies, and other child service professionals. * Community Member * Emergency Management * Law Enforcement * Law Enforcement Support * Social Workers * Victim Service Providers