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Families are encouraged to create safety plans to identify safety risks and prevent emergencies. has a step-by-step guide to creating a plan with your family in the event of an emergency. The Autism Community in Action (TACA) created a safety guide for eloping behaviors, water safety, pica and household toxins, interactions with first-responders, and internet safety.

Families are also encouraged to complete an Emergency Information Form (EIF) (PDF) with important health information in the event of an emergency. The form can be handed to medical staff or first responders so they will know your child’s medical history and information.

This form can be filled out by your primary care provider, but you can also use your child’s health records to complete the form yourself. Consider printing copies and sharing them with neighbors, friends, family, school staff, childcare providers and others. You can also keep an electronic copy on your smart phone or other devices.

Autism Society of MN also has Emergency Preparedness resources.

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