This inaugural event held at Dylan's Run will give children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, their families, caregivers and neighbors the opportunity to find reliable information and resources and meet local first responders and other health and safety community partners. All of this is wrapped up in a fun, family-friendly setting.
We are hoping to provide families with the tools they need to be prepared. According to a 2012 study in Pediatrics, 49 percent of children with ASD tend to wander or bolt from safe settings. Individuals with ASD are often attracted to water, yet have little to no sense of danger. Drowning is a leading cause of death in children with ASD*. Join us and help families make connections to valuable resources and information to keep their families safe and sound.
- Emergency Preparedness
- First Aide Station/Poison Control
- Practice Dialing 9-1-1
- Special Needs Registry
- Suicide Prevention/Mental Health
- Water Safety
We have provided over 50 training sessions and reached over 1,000 first responders including police officers, EMTs and firefighters in the last three years through our Safe & Sound Program.