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12 WAYS TO PREVENT, AND RESPOND TO, ASD WANDERING

2) TEACH YOUR CHILD ABOUT WANDERING DANGERS

::  If the child/adult has functional language, use this as a way to teach them about the dangers of wandering into traffic and water especially, as well as encounters with strangers. Use various methods to teach them how to respond if they find themselves alone or lost outside, in a non-home setting (school, classroom, hotel, etc.) or any other setting.
:: Use the types of language/lingo they like and to which they would respond. Use favorite characters, topics, props and visual prompts in your explanation if necessary.
:: If your child/adult has limited language, use social stories to teach your child/adult about the dangers of wandering into traffic and water especially, as well as encounters with strangers. Use various methods to teach them how to respond if they find themselves alone or lost outside, in a non-home setting (school, classroom, hotel, etc.) or any other setting.
:: For children/adults who respond to visual prompts, consider adhering stop signs on all doors in your home, windows, classroom doors, and gates. Click here to print a Stop Sign. Adhere to all applicable doors, windows, and gates.
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