About the Services
Autism-related or other developmental disability-related elopement, or wandering from a safe location, is more a matter of when than if. The condition makes it harder for them to recognize danger, harder to recognize when and how to return to safety, and harder to recognize when others are trying to help. But there are ways you can mitigate the risk of elopement in the first place and speed up the recovery process if they do elope.
This 2-hour course will prepare you to assist during interactions with law enforcement, give you practical techniques to reduce wandering risk, and provide options for accessing locative technology. You will learn how and when to increase supervision, how to create a plan for wandering instances, and how to be the best advocate while maintaining self-care.
This course is currently offered free to any agency or group within Southern California (Kern County, San Luis Obispo County, and south) and is most effective when paired with Elopement Prevention for Consumers.
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