Safety in the Home
Whether you live with parents, roommates, caregivers or by yourself, you need to know how to be safe inside your home. Accidental injury is a problem for everyone.
Autism Speaks funded Safe Signals, a project from the Ohio State University Medical Center, designed to promote safety for older teens and young adults with autism. Safe Signals includes a video and workbook which covers safety in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living areas and utility spaces.
Safe Signals Workbook
The first section of the Safe Signals: Fire and Burn Safety in the Home workbook gives suggestions for supporting safety and to promote conversation with parents. The second section gives young adults visual cues of safety room by room. The final section provides fire safety information.
Section 1: Supporting Safety in the Home
Section 2: Safe Signal in the Home
Section 3: Fire Safety in the Home
Safe Signals Video
Watch this 20 minute video of safety tips in the home so people with autism can see tips for safety in each room of the home in action.
Safe Signals Clings
The Safe Signals vinyl clings reinforce the safety messages in the workbook and video. They are the quick “signals” we hope will be a constant reminder of safety. Place the vinyl clings where you can see them around your home to use as safety reminders in each room.