While summer time brings with it both feelings of excitement and nostalgia, for parents of individuals with an ASD diagnosis, it can also bring with it a certain degree of stress and uneasiness caused by the break in structure and routine afforded by the school year.
In addition to balancing the academic and social life of their children while maximizing family time, parents also want to ensure that their children remain safe this summer.
We want to help families and practitioners in their efforts for a fun, healthy, and enjoyable summer, so we’ve put together a list of resources designed by a community of autism advocates.
From our team at ABA Learning Lab, have a safe and happy summer vacation!
- Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Coalition – AWAARE
- Big Red Safety Tool Kit: A Digital Guide for Caregivers – National Autism Association
- Autism Safety Project – Autism Speaks
- The Importance of Water Safety – Autism Speaks
Make this Summer Safer with Safety and Wandering Prevention Resources. (2014, July 10). Retrieved from https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/community-connections/make-summer-safer-safety-and-wandering-prevention-resources