By installing our Be Safe Be Prepared app, you will enjoy a full spectrum of resources and education for autism safety, wandering prevention and response designed in collaboration between three organizations: The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development, Spring Forward for Autism and the University of Central Florida CARD (Centers for Autism Related Disabilities). In this free mobile app, have brought together leading resources and best practices in one, easy to use platform to save you time and frustration of having to search the internet for hours - time that could be better served caring for your precious loved ones.
Our autism safety resources include Bullying Prevention, Home Safety, Personal Safety, Wandering Prevention, and Public Safety Response.
Live links to our Be Safe Be Prepared Facebook Page provide you two important functions. First, it serves as an online forum for open discussion on safety topics and allows parents, caregivers and professionals on a global level the opportunity to network and devise solutions to problems frequently incurred. Secondly, Facebook allows us to post up to the minute news coverage, informative articles, events and initiatives on any and all autism safety issues to keep you educated and up to speed on current events worldwide.
You will also enjoy live links to our Be Safe Be Prepared website, blog and Youtube videos written by our panel of autism parents, advocates and professionals which is updated on a weekly basis and full of stories, experiences, product reviews, tips and resources on relevant topics in a relaxed peer to peer style format.
As we travel to attend events held through our multiple national affiliations, we offer families near and far the opportunity to meet and attend training and seminars in a location near you.
With our connection to certified Law Enforcement Trainers on autism and safety through CARD (Centers for Autism Related Disabilities) we are working to better develop relationships between families affected by autism and Law Enforcement. By hosting events where families and Law Enforcement and First Responders come together in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, we are actively raising awareness, reducing stigma and educating all parties to breed safer communities through understanding and respect. We are also currently working on a county by county basis to develop voluntary autism-specific registries for Law Enforcement Agencies to provide them with basic information on autistic individuals should there be an emergency call to their residence. This saves Law Enforcement time as they can send officers with specialized autism training to the call, lessens the amount of paperwork for the officers post call, and helps them to better understand the special needs of the autistic individual so they are prepared and informed when they arrive. Ultimately and most importantly, it can save lives.
-Live links to voluntary specialized autism registries available nationwide
-Information on Autism Swim Safety programs nationally
-Ongoing updates to resources and education with an emphasis on free or low cost options
Thank you for your interest, we look forward to serving our communities to help keep families and specialized professionals relaxed and informed to keep our loved ones with autism safe and happy!