Many communities have programs available to ensure the safe return of individuals with a disability who may have eloped and become lost. Contact your local police department and fire department to ask if your local community has any programs that you can sign up for. Some examples of programs can be found below. If your area does not have anything available, ask how something similar can be implemented.
All children are special and require different levels of attention based on their unique needs. To help keep children with physical, developmental, or cognitive disabilities safe in the home, we created a series of safety videos highlighting how you can take precautions to help prevent injuries to your child with special needs.
The National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Toolkit for caregivers seeks to prevent wandering and elopement. The tools and resources included in the kit provide direct aid and support to those at risk and their caregivers. For more information, click here.
While no device has been proven to prevent epilepsy-related mortality (including SUDEP), the Danny Did Foundation has developed a list of seizure detection and seizure prediction devices – as well as other technologies – that are designed to enable intervention by a caregiver. Intervention is believed to reduce the risks that accompany epilepsy. We present these products for further review and investigation by anyone connected to seizure disorders.