SafeMinds Safe Bodies Initiative

SafeMinds is pursuing federal legislation to prevent and address wandering behaviors in people with autism, given its prevalence and urgency, as part of SafeMinds’ Safe Bodies initiative.

A 2012 report found that approximately 49 percent of people with autism wander from otherwise safe environments, putting them in peril. The National Autism Association reports that, of this 49 percent:

View the report. 

To leverage the resources of organizations also invested in increasing the safety of people with autism, SafeMinds co-founded the Autism Safety Coalition (ASC). The mission of the ASC is to advocate for national policies that will increase the public safety of people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The following organizations comprise the Autism Safety Coalition:

Resources on Autism and Wandering