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With a little preparation and forethought, your child with autism can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween. The Autism Society has compiled a list of great Halloween tips from their readers that we’d like to share (full article here). As an added safety measure, always be sure your child is wearing a Medical ID. American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children and adults.
Your Tips for a Safe, Comfortable and Enjoyable Halloween
Make a deal with neighbors to have their kids come for a ‘dress rehearsal’ day before. Your child can first practice answering the door and handing out candy to kids. Then switch and practice knocking and saying “trick or treat!”
In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that one in roughly 111 children from certain testing sites across America have a form of autism. This includes classic autism, pervasive development disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. Just one year later, researchers showed that one in every 91 American children is on the autism spectrum. This developmental disorder is growing at such a rapid pace that medical personnel are shocked, and studies have proven that closely spaced pregnancies have played a part in this phenomenon.
We’ve all heard of stranger danger and the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street, but children with Autism bring a whole new pool of safety concerns into the mix. If you see signs that your child is autistic, it is a good idea to focus on safety matters for inside and outside the home.
Children with Autism sometimes wander.
- Install a battery-powered doorbell chime that lets you know when your door has been opened. This will let you know if your child has wandered outside, no matter where you are in the house.
April is National Autism Awareness Month! Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized this month in honor of those who are affected by Autism to educate the public and raise awareness. Autism affects about one in 110 babies born in the United States. But what is Autism and how can you help?
Autism is a developmental disorder affecting a child’s ability to interact with others. It typically appears somewhere between birth and three years of age. It affects each child differently. Symptoms, severity and age all vary. Thus, it’s called a “spectrum disorder.” There is no known cause, and although at present it’s incurable, it can be controlled through treatment, especially if it’s diagnosed early on.