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The new year is a great time to update your family, school, and crisis safety plans. Don’t have them? OAR will help you build them from scratch by providing Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide to Safety.

Autism presents a range of safety challenges across the lifespan, whether it’s wandering incidents in childhood, cyber-bullying during adolescence, or inappropriate police interactions in older adulthood. Our free and comprehensive safety guide, Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide to Safety, helps you to prepare for these and many other safety issues. The guide offers practical strategies for caregivers and first responders to prevent threatening situations from taking place and includes action plans to address problems head on. The guide also contains tools that can be readily used to communicate with first responders, teach your child critical safety skills, and more.

Since 2015, A Guide to Safety has reached the bookshelves of more than 10,000 homes, classrooms, fire and police departments, autism organizations, and libraries. We encourage you to order your copy of the guide, which is available at no cost in paperback copy and in PDF download. If you know of any parent support groups, conferences, or workshops that may benefit from this resource and would like to request a bulk order, please contact us at  with the subject line “Safety guides.”

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