Autism now affects 1 in 88 individuals (1 in 50
students), and almost half are prone to wandering
away from a safe environment such as school or home.
Individuals with autism are often attracted to
water, yet have little to no sense of danger.
Drowning is a leading cause of death in children
Here are six important tips to help improve response
time and prevent fatalities:
available information about an individual with
tools, such as tracking devices and Reverse 911
Use Alert Systems,
such as Endangered Missing Advisories (EMAs)
Train on how to
properly interact with a person who has autism
Listen to the
caregiver for clues - they know the child best