The AWAARE Collaboration, website and materials were developed by the National Autism Association to prevent wandering incidents and deaths in the autism community.

Please visit NAA’s AWAARE website for extensive resources and vital information to keep your loved ones safe.

Drowning is the leading cause of death resulting from a wandering incident.  Please click here for a list of YMCA locations that offer special needs swimming lessons, and be sure that your child’s last lesson is with clothes and shoes on.

Click here to view NAA’s white paper: Lethal Outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Wandering/Elopement.

Our AWAARE Collaboration partners include AutismOne, Autism Speaks, Talk About Curing Autism, The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation and The HollyRod Foundation.

Originally posted on National Autism Association.

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