Another autistic kid wandered off and was found dead from drowning yesterday.
We know that because we're part of the autism community and have our news feed set to feed us all things autism.
And on this site there's tons of resources
Instead of me telling you what's on the site, let me just cut & paste a page from the site with all the links and resources:
- Autism-wandering prevention brochure
- First Responder Alert Form
- Family Wandering Emergency Plan (FWEP) Template
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Sample Letter
- Caregiver Check List
My son had no fear of the water when he was younger and would just walk right in. We signed him up for special needs swim lessons at our local Y as soon as he was old enough and now I'm proud to say that I'm confident that he could tread water for HOURS if god forbid that was necessary. Get your kid swim lessons ASAP. There's a link to that AWAARE.org site that lists all the YMCA locations in the US that offer Special Needs swim lessons. http://nationalautismassociation.org/resources/autism-safety-facts/swimming-instructions/ Sign your kid up today.
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