Safety in the Community

Being a part of the community is especially important for the livelihood and independence of individuals with autism. Venturing out into the community however involves many safety risks that are not necessarily experienced in the home or at school. For the Autism Safety Project, we have created a list of simple experiences and activities that take place in the community and put them into separate sections in order to focus specifically on safety in each of these components of our daily lives:

Creating Safety Plans for Individuals with Autism 
Getting Around
Asking for Help 
Using Public Restrooms 
Interacting with Law Enforcement
Using Your Cell Phone 
Dealing with Money 
Playing in the Neighborhood 
Avoiding Victimization

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