Elopement and Autism Spectrum Disorder - A Parent's Guide to Causes, Prevention, and What to do When It Happens

Elopement and Autism Spectrum Disorder - A Parent's Guide to Causes, Prevention, and What to do When It Happens

Join us for a webinar on Oct 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM CDT.

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Approximately half of children with autism spectrum disorder elope (wander). It is a terrifying reality for their parents. We see these incidents in the news, often with tragic outcomes. Understanding the reasons and conditions behind elopement as well as steps for prevention can help parents to keep their children with autism safe. This webinar will explore these as well as outline what to do when elopement occurs.

Our presenter is Leigh Merryday Porch she is the president and founder of Putnam Project Lighthouse, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to elopement awareness and prevention in Putnam County, Florida. Leigh is an educator with certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders and special education. She is the writer behind Flappiness Is, a blog about her experiences as the parent of a child with nonverbal autism.