Autism Safety Resources

A Guide to Safety from the Organization for Autism Research
A Guide to Safety was written by parents, first responders, educators, and community members who share their strategies and resources to address safety threats that commonly arise during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This tool will educate parents about how to prevent and mitigate emergency events, safety threats that may affect their child in the future, and how to teach safety habits that will build a foundation for safety in adulthood.
The Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education Collaboration
AWAARE is a working group of six national non-profit autism organizations whose mission is to prevent autism-related wandering incidents and deaths.
Autism Alliance for Local Emergency Responder Training
This website includes areas for professionals to blog, a calendar of events, training sessions, news and links for both parents and professionals.
The Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition
The ALEC program provides training to First Responders so that they are able to recognize situations involving children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Autism Risk and Safety Management
This website provides information and resources for law enforcement, first responders, parents, educators and care providers.
Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z
This website provides links to books, resources and information about Autism Spectrum Disorders. There are also articles and speaking dates by the authors.
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation: Information for Emergency Personnel
Includes Autism101 for Fire and Rescue, for EMT & Paramedics, and for Police.
Angel Sense keeps children with special needs safe and well cared-for with a GPS and voice monitoring solution based on smart analytics. The AngelSense customer care team members are all parents to children with special needs who are active users of the product.
BE SAFE The Movie (BSTM)
BE SAFE The Movie uses video modeling to show teens and adults with ASD how to interact safely with the police. Actors on the spectrum and real police and teach viewers what to do in different police encounters, ranging from a casual meeting to an arrest.
BE SAFE Teaching Edition (BSTE)
BSTE is an evidence-based teaching tool that includes BE SAFE The Movie plus a 300-page companion curriculum. Teachers and parents can use the curriculum to help diverse learners master the essential safety skills shown in Be Safe The Movie.
Big Red Safety Tool Kit from the National Autism Association
Preventing ASD Wandering.
Care Trak Systems
Caretrak aims to protect children with special needs with home monitoring systems and tracking units. These are used by hundreds of parents across the country and abroad. Their devices alert parents when their child leaves a certain area and the tracking unit can find a child within a mile radius.
The National Autism Association has partnered with childIDcode on this important safety item for kids prone to wandering and elopement.  It is vital that our children – especially those who are non-verbal – have some sort of identification should they become lost. These waterproof stickers are custom-printed with a QR code.  When the code is scanned with a smart phone it will display, “I Have Autism” along with the emergency contact number that you specify. This information can still be decoded in the absence of a cell signal or WiFi.
Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Autism Society of America- Los Angeles Chapter (ASA-LA) have partnered to develop an Autism Awareness Roll Call Training Program targeted to LAPD officers. Volunteers from the Los Angeles area autism community will present key information about Autism Spectrum Disorders during roll call briefings.
Disability, Abuse & Personal Rights Project
This website is dedicated to the personal rights of children and adults with disabilities, with a mission to prevent abuse of these individuals.
Emergency Responder Training
From the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
FBI Kids Safety
Kids Safety tips from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Fire Safety for People with Disabilities
From the U.S. Fire Administration
Hurricane Preparedness Information from Bounce Energy
Bounce Energy has prepared information to educate and inform you on how you can be best prepared for a potential hurricane strike. Get downloads, tips, videos, and a hurricane tracking map. Plus, learn how you can connect with us online so that we can keep you prepared in “real-time”.
Hurricane Safety Tips: A Comprehensive Resource
Tips to help ensure your safety during hurricanes.
Inclusive Preparedness Center
The Inclusive Preparedness Center works to ensure that all individuals are included in the development and implementation of plans for protection from natural and man-made emergencies.
KidPower: Personal Safety Skills for People With Disabilities and Other Difficult Life Challenges
People with disabilities or other special needs are much more likely to face bullying, abuse, or assault. We’ve been successful in teaching self-protection skills to thousands of people with difficult life challenges such as: developmental delays; loss of vision, hearing, or mobility; prejudice; or personal struggles with domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, or being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
National Autism Association Autism Safety Initiative
Autism presents a unique set of safety concerns for parents. Unlocking Autism and the NAA have teamed up to provide safety information for parents and families.
National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Store
Products in the NAA’s Little Shop of Hope include Window Clings, Stop Sign Visual Aids, Safety Alert Cards, Wristbands, Tattoos, Door/Window Alarms, Shoe ID Cards, and more!
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NCMEC’s mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, help find missing children and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
Natural Disaster Safety Tips
Tips and guides from ADT broken down into disaster-specific sections: Hurricane, Tornado, Earthquake, Flood and Wildfire.
PACER Center
The mission of the PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver’s primary mission is to locate and rescue missing persons. They have established many partnerships with local law enforcement to help save money and time for taxpayers. They also have many partnerships that help to strengthen the awareness and provide information about their technologies and services.
Put Kids First
Our site is dedicated to children’s safety issues. You’ll find an abundance of information and resources on this site so grab a chair and educate yourself, then educate all those you know, love and care about too!
Safe and Sound
The Safe and Sound initiative from Autism Society provides much-needed information to the autism community on topics such as general safety, emergency preparedness, prevention, and risk management. Safe and Sound works to develop information and strategies that are beneficial to individuals on the spectrum, their families and the professionals who work with them. Another significant goal of Safe and Sound is to provide information and training to those who are first on the scene in an emergency situation.
SafeKids USA
Safe Kids and the MetLife Foundation have partnered to bring you a series of safety videos highlighting how you can take precautions in the home to help prevent injuries to children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities.
Safety at Home and School for Kids
Information and resources on keeping your child safe at home and school on topics including Stranger Danger, Preventing Bullying, Outdoor Safety and more.
Safety Kids, Inc.
Safety Kids, Inc. strives to create safety awareness in children through non-fearful, age appropriate curriculum. We provide services specific to the needs of each link in the support chain: law enforcement supervisors, health care providers, classroom teachers, prospective trainees, parents, and most importantly, children.
Safewise National Home Security and Crime Prevention Center
Get all the most important U.S. crime and safety resources in one place.
Select Autism Merchandise
This website allows for both parents and professionals to buy merchandise to help keep individuals on the spectrum safe. Additionally, this website provides a forum for people to discuss their concerns and ask for products that they might need.
State Protection and Advocacy Agencies for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Illness and the Client Assistance Program
A list of the contact information for each state’s Protection and Advocacy Agencies.