A new IAN Research survey is delving deeper into the elopement and wandering patterns of children and dependent adults with autism, and looking at the prevention strategies that caregivers implement.
Elopement and Wandering and autism
Children with autism often share an unusual relationship to sound, either ignoring or fearing it. Scientists have many questions about it. Chief among them: What causes sound sensitivity in autism and what treatments work? How does this affect someone's ability to engage in everyday life?
Studies say that children and adults with autism are at risk for an inactive lifestyle and obesity. While the reasons are subject to debate, it's clear that people with ASD often face unique challenges to physical fitness.
Watch an online presentation, or webinar, on autism-related topics.
Autism Research Survey Results - Live
Dr. Paul Law presents findings from a recent study on wandering and elopement in children with ASD and presents strategies for caregivers (video).
A study published October 8, 2012 in the journal Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) found that nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are reported to wander or bolt, an
Date First Published: March 29, 2011
Date Last Updated: November 2, 2011