According to a recent study, about 49 percent of children with autism will wander away and many of these children have close encounters with traffic or run the risk of drowning. Experts say community awareness of this issue is crucial; other parents in the neighborhood can watch out for wandering children. Some children may also benefit from the use of a guide dog.
You can learn more about this prevalent issue by watching this video. This news clip shares the story of Marius, a boy with autism, and his family. Marius’s family has taken every precaution to keep him at home, yet Marius still manages to escape now and then.
Behavior classes for children with autism can teach them important safety skills. To schedule a consultation for your child at The Behavior Exchange of Dallas, call (972) 312-8733 today.
Written By Tammy Cline-Soza, MS, BCBA