Safety & Emergency Preparedness: A Quality of Life Factor (The September 26 Project)
July 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
According to Drexel University’s National Autism Indicators of 2021, Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at an elevated risk for injury or death when they are confronted with an emergency situation, such as a house fire. Families report inadequate planning for emergencies. About four in 10 families 40% did not discuss a plan for handling crises and emergencies at their last person-centered planning meeting.
As a tribute to Mother and Advocate Feda Alamaiti, who died in a house fire trying to save her son Mu, the September 26th project was designed to honor her legacy and to provide fire and safety preparedness information and resources to prevent another similar tragedy. ABA practitioners can serve an important role in the development of creating multi-faceted safety plans, using assessment and analysis to determine need and to teach the critical skills needed to be prepared in the event of a fire or other emergency.
For July 7th registration, click here.
For July 12th registration, click here.