Safety and Disaster Preparedness for the Autism and Developmental Disability Community

All parents have safety concerns when it comes to their children, but children and adults with autism are at a higher risk of being hurt, victimized, or to wander away (sometimes called eloping). Our population is at greater risk during disasters and COVID. It is important to educate yourself on the different types of safety skills needed and practice them. Safety skills can be taught as part of life skills. Some of these skills can be added to an IEP, as part of an in-home ABA program, or Independent Living Skills (ILS) program. We want to equip our community with the knowledge and resources so we all can live a healthy life.

Safety and Disaster Preparedness Material for the Autism and Developmental Disability Community

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COVID Resources

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Disaster Preparedness


Safety Resources

Autism Society Options Policy

This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.

All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.