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Safety First For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

All parents worry about their children’s health, happiness, and general well-being, but parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities must often make extraordinary efforts to ensure that their sons and daughters are safe both inside and outside the home. Children with ASD and other special needs may be more likely to act impulsively—to run away or wander than their typically developing peers. This puts them in greater danger of becoming lost or getting...

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