wandering

12 WAYS TO PREVENT, AND RESPOND TO, ASD WANDERING

12) NEVER HAVE A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY

As your loved one grows and develops, his changing abilities will affect his methods of accessing routes for wandering. Be sure you monitor changes in gross motor skills, height, age, and overall development. Keep in mind that:
::  A child who may not have been able to turn a knob before may now be able.
:: Your child may be able to unlock doors they couldn’t unlock before so check these abilities as your child grows.
:: They may now be able to reach chain locks now or open windows that were inaccessible in the past.
:: Changes in interests can dictate changes in preventative measures and response.
:: Changes in school settings will dictate new preventive measures and response.
:: Update your child’s alert profile yearly - and more often if there are changes in your child’s appearance.
:: Changes in technology are ongoing so you’ll need to stay up to date.
:: Changes will also occur at school and other non-home environments such as fence gaps, lock reliability, new safety breaches, etc., so you’ll need to continue monitoring and reassessing.
:: Changes in your neighborhood such as new neighbors, new pools, new areas or items of interest, etc. will also need to be monitored.
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