Autism Safety Project

Glendale Police Officers Trained to Better Communicate with People with Autism

Police officers in Glendale, Calif., took part in a training exercise on Monday designed to help them better communicate with people with autism.  The training was created by Kate Movius as part of Autism Speaks' ... More...

Autism Speaks Responds to Issy Stapleton Tragedy

On Tuesday, Kelli Stapleton of Benzie County, Michigan allegedly tried to kill herself and her 14-year-old daughter Issy. Police found and rescued Kelli and Issy, who has autism, from a van where both were already unconscious from carbon monoxide ... More...

Training in Autism Friendly Protocols Help to Improve ER Care

A Pennsylvania emergency room doctor and three professors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have created a training manual and DVD to help ER clinicians deal more effectively with patients on the autism spectrum.

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Autism Speaks Responds to the Midwest Tornadoes

Autism Speaks extends our deepest sympathies to the families affected by this week's devastating tornadoes in the Midwest. We are working hard to provide information, resources, and assistance to families affected by autism who have exper... More...

New Bill Aims to Protect Kids with Disabilities

Federal lawmakers re-introduced legislation Thursday aimed at protecting children with autism and other disabilities from being injured in American schools, saying they were hopeful that greater awareness of the dangers of improper use of restrain... More...

Wandering Tips from the Autism Speaks Community!

In light of the recent Wandering study, we reached out to our community and asked for tips and tools used... More...

Hurricane Sandy: Disaster Preparedness Tips and Resources

As Hurricane Sandy arrives, we wanted to share some important information to help people prepare for the storm. Please everyone be safe and follow all precautions.

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Autism Speaks Announces Partnership with the National Autism Association to Provide Funding for “Big Red Safety Boxes” for Families of Individuals with Autism at Risk of Wandering

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 14, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded $30,000 in funding to the Nationa... More...

Teaching Safety in Conjunction with Re-Launch of the Autism Safety Project

Safety is a critical part of all of our lives, whether we are at home or out in the community, alone or with loved ones. Being aware of our surroundings and taking precautions to stay safe is even more important for individuals with autism and... More...

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