Danger Awareness & Wandering in Autism

 

Danger Awareness and Wandering in Autism

Join us for a webinar on Jan 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM CST.

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Some autistic people have a strong desire to run away, seek out or explore other places (called wandering or elopement). Others have difficulty recognizing the potential dangers around them and knowing how to keep themselves safe, by avoiding accidents or staying away from threats and risky situations. Both of these behaviours can pose serious challenges for their safety and protection, and be a source of great stress and concern for caregivers.

In this webinar we'll talk about:
• How we learn to sense danger and protect ourselves from it
• The role that fear plays in keeping us safe
• Why some people don't find dangerous things scary
• What might prompt someone to take dangerous risks
• How you can help someone to become more aware of danger, and take action to keep themselves safe
• What you can do to help protect someone who wanders
If you're a teacher, parent, childcare worker or anyone who has an autistic person in your care, this is an important webinar that you shouldn't miss.
Our Presenter is Bec Oakley. She is an autistic writer who lives in Australia with her two children, both of whom are also autistic. After starting her career in autism research and teaching psychology at university, Bec is now an award-winning writer and disability educator. Along with the many articles and resources you’ll find on her website Snagglebox.com, she has written a popular series of children’s storybooks to promote disability awareness.

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