Among the characteristic behaviors of those diagnosed with autism, wandering stands out as being very dangerous but yet preventable. Especially when a child diagnosed with autism is prone to wandering, it’s important to understand the behavior and try to prevent it before any injuries, or other unwanted outcomes occur.
According to an American Journal of Public Health recent study, children and teens diagnosed with autism are 40 times more likely to die from injury-related issues than those without Autism spectrum disorder (also called ASD.) Wandering might be the leading cause of these fatal injuries, which is the main reason why caregivers should be dedicated to prevention. Fortunately, there are many different ways of stopping wandering. Here are four wandering prevention tips for a person diagnosed with autism:
With proper prevention and steps to ensure the safety of your loved one, wandering can be just a rare occurrence, even in people that have a history of wandering off.
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