Wandering and Elopement in Children with Autism and NCMEC Resources

Wandering and Elopement in Children with Autism and NCMEC Resources
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-01-08
Unit 1 Slide Deck Title Page: Wandering and Elopement in Children with Autism and NCMEC Resources
Unit 2 Recording: Wandering and Elopement in Children with Autism and NCMEC Resources

This webinar will discuss wandering and elopement in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as their increased risk of harm and exploitation while missing. In that context, the webinar will describe the various resources offered by NCMEC to help locate and recover missing children with ASD.

This webinar is designed to familiarize the audience with:

  • The characteristics and risks of wandering and elopement
  • Increased risk of harm and victimization of children with ASD, including exploitation and abuse
  • NCMEC’s response to and resources for missing children with ASD

Resources Mentioned During Webinar:

This is the third of a 4 part series, including:

 

Audience Comments:

  • “Great presenter!” — Tanya
  • “Wonderful presentation on the resources of NCMEC for ASD children.” — Sheryl
  • “Highlighting behaviors to be mindful of. Additionally, suggestions for better search/rescue operations.” — Samantha
  • “Excellent points on the investigation. By having this information the child may be found.” — Robert
  • “Leemie was super helpful.”  — Kaelie
  • “How to attract a child out of hiding and keep them calm once located.” — Hilaire
  • “I had no idea that some children with ASD are attracted to water. That was mind-blowing and really changes how I look at investigations and future preventative directions.” — Anna
  • “How to get NCMEC involved was the most valuable information I learned.”  — Allison

 

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