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12 WAYS TO PREVENT, AND RESPOND TO, ASD WANDERING

8) ALERT FIRST RESPONDERS

Providing first responders with key information before an incident occurs may improve response. Informational handouts should include all pertinent information, and be copied and carried with caregivers at all times. Circulate the handout to family, neighbors, friends and co-workers, as well as first responders. The following should be included:
::  Name of child or adult, current photograph and physical description including any scars or other identifying marks
:: A listing of your child’s favorite song, toy, character, etc.
:: Names, home, cell and pager phone numbers and addresses of parents, other caregivers and emergency contact persons
:: Sensory, medical, or dietary issues and requirements
:: Favorite attractions and locations where the person may be found
:: Likes, dislikes, fears, triggers, and de-escalation techniques
:: Method of communication: note if nonverbal, uses sign language, picture boards, or written words
:: ID wear, jewelry, tags on clothes
:: Map and address guide to nearby properties with water sources and dangerous locations highlighted
Click here to download a First Responder Alert Form.
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