Monday, July 30, 2012

National Autism Association - Big Red Safety Box


(From the National Autism Association Website)
At this time, we are assembling inventory for our next round of Big Red Safety Boxes, we will begin taking requests through our website at 11:00 am ET on Wednesday, August 1st.  Please be sure to join our mailing list to receive program announcements and details.  We will have only 2,000 boxes available and we expect them to be gone very quickly.  Please note that we are unable to accept requests until the program opens on August 1st. 
The National Autism Association is committed to those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who may be prone to wandering off or eloping from a safe environment, and may be unable to recognize danger and/or stay safe. Wandering, elopement, “running” or fleeing behaviors among those within our community not only present unique safety risks, but also create extraordinary worry and stress among caregivers. Drowning fatalities following wandering incidents remain a leading cause of death among those with ASD.
As such, the National Autism Association provides direct assistance to law enforcement agencies and caregivers. FOUND supplies funding to search-and-rescue agencies in need of tracking technology and training, and the Big Red Safety Box is a free-of-charge toolkit given to autism families in need as a means to educate, raise awareness and share simple tools that may assist them in preventing, and responding to, wandering-related emergencies.
Contents of the Big Red Safety Box include the following resources:
1) Educational materials and tools:
    •  A caregiver checklist
    •  A Family Wandering Emergency Plan
    •  A first-responder profile form
    •  A wandering-prevention brochure
    •  A sample IEP Letter
2) Two (2) Door/Window Alarms with batteries
3) One (1) RoadID Personalized, Engraved Shoe ID Tag
4) Five (5) Laminated Adhesive Stop Sign Visual Prompts for doors and windows
5) Two (2) Safety Alert Window Clings for car or home windows
6) One (1) Red Safety Alert Wristband
More information HERE.
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