This course guides the participant through tips on how to prevent elopement in individuals with autism, along with how to create a plan if a child wanders from a safe place. Numerous resources for safety-related materials are provided.
Course created on September 20, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize at least three different preventative measures for elopement in individuals with autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least three critical skills related to safety to teach individuals with autism and/or their caregivers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the components necessary for completing an Autism Emergency Elopement Form.
|5-10 Minutes||Characteristics of individuals with autism that lead to elopement|
|10-25 Minutes||Preventative strategies for elopement|
|25-40 Minutes||Responding to elopement|
|40-55 Minutes||Autism Elopement Alert Form, Family Wandering Emergency Plan|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A; Summary|
Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 2000 and completing her master’s degree in rehabilitation sciences with an emphasis in pediatrics in 2005. She has spent her entire career focusing on improving the quality of services for children, primarily targeting children with autism. She currently co-owns a pediatric therapy practice called Today’s Therapy Solutions and is a consultant for the Oklahoma Autism Center through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – Child Study Center. Tara’s specialties include working with children with autism and challenging behavior. She has extensive experience and expertise in behavior management, sensory processing, self-care training (potty training, eating/feeding, dressing, play, etc.), and assistive technology. She has conducted trainings and provided consultations for schools, parents and health and child care professionals all across the state.
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