GPS Tracking and Autism Child Elopement

20 Nov 2017

Elopement is a frighteningly widespread problem among autistic children. In fact, nearly half of all children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are known to wander from safe places with more than half (53 percent) of that number wandering into danger or going missing, according to Autism Speaks.

In fact, the National Autism Association (NAA) reports that elopement may be one of the most important contributing factors to mortality among people with ASD with rates that are nearly two times greater than the general population due to accidents, drownings, and suffocations that occur as a result.

How Can GPS Tracking Help with Autism-Related Child Elopement?

The good news for concerned parents is that GPS tracking for children can help you in a variety of ways. Each one offers some relief for worried parents. Even if your child has never wandered off before, you’ll have the comfort and peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a little help if your child does wander off in the form of GPS tracking. These are just a few of the ways GPS tracking can help you protect your child from the dangers of elopement.

  • Live tracking. GPS tracking offers the option to know where your child is at all times. Depending on the particular device you purchase, the location accuracy can be highly specific. If your child does wander off, you’ll be able to track, in real time, where your child is so that you can retrieve your child quickly.
  • Designate a perimeter. This is another highly useful way to use GPS tracking to keep up with your child or prevent your child from wandering too far out of sight. One problem that is common, especially if your child wanders off when you are sleeping or distracted (with other children or various household chores) is alert you whenever your child leaves the designated geographic perimeter. This means you know exactly when you child wandered out of his or her safe place and then can turn to live tracking to locate your child immediately.
  • Send help to exact location. Finally, in a worst-case scenario that has your child wandering into a dangerous situation, you can alert safety personnel of the exact GPS location to come to the aid of your child. In some instances, seconds matter and shaving any time from the travel can be the difference between a favorable outcome.

For many parents of children on the autism spectrum, fear is a constant companion. GPS tracking can help you find relief from some of the biggest fears you may face daily. Contact us here at LiveViewGPS to learn more. 1-888-544-0494

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