I’ve been running sessions with my 5-year-old client, L, since March. His family primarily sought our services for help with L’s elopement, which kept the whole family stuck at home for much of the time.Read More
By Jessy McCulloch, Events & Social Media Marketing Coordinator, AHSS
We’ve spoken a lot about the dangers of wandering and elopement in our loved ones with autism. And yet with statistics showing that roughly half (48%) of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder attempt to elope from a safe environment, it’s a subject that really can’t be talked about enough. Recently the parents of two autistic boys (10 and 8 years old) on Long Island won the right for their kids to wear GPS tracking devices to class.
Though studies confirm it, most parents are already well-aware that wandering (also known as elopement) is a huge source of stress for families with children on the autism spectrum. In fact, 58% of parents report wandering/elopement as the most stressful of ASD behaviors.Read More