by shelly andrews | Nov 6, 2015 | blog, Uncategorized, visual statistic
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.
by shelly andrews | Jun 2, 2015 | blog, Uncategorized, weekly list
By Jessy McCulloch, Autism Home Support Services Last week, you learned that people on the autism spectrum are especially vulnerable to bullying. This week, let’s talk about what you can do to help if your loved one or you are dealing with bullying. Autism Speaks has... Read More
by shelly andrews | May 13, 2015 | blog, You're Not Alone
By Jonathan Slack, Market Research & Development Specialist The recent news of a flight making an emergency landing due to the behavior of a 15-year-old girl on the spectrum (despite the fact that she seemed to be fine after she ate) had me empathizing with the... Read More
by shelly andrews | Apr 7, 2015 | blog, Uncategorized
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.