6 Safeguards to Implement for When Your Child with Autism Wanders Off

4. Use a GPS tracker.

If your child tends to get lost on a regular basis or if there is a strong concern for their safety if they were to get lost, a GPS tracking device might not be a bad idea. You can get them in the form of watches, bracelets, keychains, and a variety of other styles to suit your child’s individual needs.

Photo: Adobe Stock/Samio20
Photo: Adobe Stock/Samio20

3. Stay in touch with your community.

Your greatest resources for finding your child fast after they go missing are the eyes and ears of your community—the people who are most likely to see your child walking down the street somewhere nearby. Get to know your neighbors and tell them about your child’s tendency to wander so that they can keep an eye out for an unsupervised child wandering around. Similarly, tell everyone who regularly comes into contact with your child about their tendency to wander—this can help prevent wandering in the first place.


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