Autism Safety Tips
A missing person with Autism is an emergency. Law Enforcement officials know that the faster the word gets out with media alerts, the more likely a missing person will be found safely.
A SafeAssured ID kit allows caregivers and guardians to place identifying information and video in the hands of law enforcement and the media within minutes of any disappearance.In addition to a high quality digital photograph, additional information captured includes streaming digital video showing mannerisms and movements, a full set of digital fingerprints, a digital voice file showing voice inflection and accent, and general personal information.
Preparing for an Autism Emergency (written by Dennis Debbaudt)
Contacting 911 Call Centers (written by Dennis Debbaudt)
If wandering is a concern, ask your local 911 call center to red flag this information in their 911 computer data base. When a call comes from families that participate in the red flag program, 911 operators can alert the first responder before they arrive with key information that can improve the response. When we provide law enforcement with information before an incident occurs, we can expect better responses.
When Wandering or an Emergency Occurs (written by Dennis Debbaudt)
Before searching please remember to call 911 first. It will be your responsibility to inform them that a family member is missing and needs assistance in the community.
Be ready and willing to provide information about the person who is missing, either proactively to 911 operators or on the spot to first responders such as police, fire rescue or other emergency medical responders. Your preparation and planning can be the positive critical difference to the field response.
The Autism Emergency Contact Form can be completed, copied and carried with your SafeAssured ID card. Keep one at home, in your car's sun visor or glove box, in your purse or wallet, or affixed to a child's car seat. An autism decal on your vehicle can alert first responders to search for the handout if you are incapacitated for any reason. The information in your Autism Emergency Contact Form can also be used with a 911 alert program. Also, circulate this handout to family members, trusted neighbors, friends and coworkers.
The Autism Emergency Contact Form and SafeAssured ID kit will also come in handy if you are in an area other than your neighborhood.
Information courtesy of Autism Risk & Safety Management and Debbaudt Legacy Productions. www.autismriskmanagement.com