Safety Resources Animal Safety American Humane Association Information from the American Humane Association about children interacting with dogs safely. Also includes pet training lessons for adults to review with children. Lessons denote standard age/grade levels for specific presentations. Elopement/Wandering Safety Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education (AWAARE) Collaboration The AWAARE Collaboration is an initiative to prevent wandering as well as wandering related fatalities. This website contains a wide variety of information on how to decrease the risk of wandering, including; different types of tracking materials that children can wear or have on their person, and suggestions of what to do if a child does wander. Project Lifesaver Project Lifesaver International is an initiative to provide training to law enforcement and other public safety agencies on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures, as well as teaching rescuers how to communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions. National Autism Association The National Autism Association offers information about wandering. The NAA also provides The Big Red Safety Toolkit which addresses many safety concerns for parents of children with autism. Interactive Autism Network The IAN Community website offers a preliminary report on elopement. Autism Up Autism Up Summary of local training on elopement prevention, with family and professional resources. Autism Speaks Autism Speaks has a toolkit for creating Safety Plans for children with autism. Checkpoint Wristbands Checkpoint Wristbands offer instant identification of the wearer, which helps for contacting parents, listing medical information and allergies. Emergency Communication Kid Power Kid Power has Safety Plans for children with disabilities and tips to teach kids to be safe without making them scared. Fire Safety National Fire Safety Association National Fire Safety Association fire safety plan geared towards children with Autism. Includes a personalized fire safety social story and fire escape planning tips. The NFPA have also released a fire safety storybook. Autism Society of Maine Fire safety tips from the Autism Society of Maine. Home Safety Safe Kids Safety videos highlighting how you can take precautions in the home to help prevent injuries to children with physical, developmental, or cognitive disabilities. Internet Safety Autism Speaks Autism Speaks provides Internet safety and social networking resources for those with autism spectrum disorders. Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet safety resources from the FBI. Personal Safety Kid Power Four strategies for protecting kids from sexual predators. Parents for Megan's Law A comprehensive listing of different aspects of child sexual abuse and what to look out for. Water Safety National Autism Association The NAA has released a statement on recent drowning deaths in the autism community. The statement contains information and links related to safety. Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods (W.A.R.N.) W.A.R.N. Serves as a resource for water safety and drowning awareness. This website provides prevention and safety tools. Task force on Water Safety for Children with ASD and Related Disabilities Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Brochure. Ways for parents to increase their child’s safety around the water. Autism Digest The Autism Digest has an article which stresses the importance of water safety as a life skill.