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Teaching Safety Skills to Children With Autism

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Teaching safety skills to children with autism is imperative in our rapidly changing, often unsafe world. Most children have an innate sense of danger that keeps them relatively safe.

My kid with autism lacks any sense of danger, which inherently puts him in more danger than his sister. As with all skills you teach your child with autism, you have to approach it from a developmental standpoint.

What you cannot do is neglect to teach this skill, regardless of the age of the person with autism. When Logan was much younger, he was a “bolter.” A bolter is a person who elopes, who takes off in a parking lot or somewhere else.

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