Child Autism Safety
CHILD AUTISM SAFETY - Our goal at My Precious Kid is to help keep every child safe. Children with autism have special needs that need to be addressed in order to keep them safe. Every child with autism is different and will need products that fit their needs. The information below is our suggestions for children with autism but may also be helpful for children with Down syndrome or other special needs.
CHILDREN WITH AUTISM - In order to offer you
the best advice for keeping your children with autism safe we have talked
with Lauren Padgett, mother of a child with autism. She uses My Precious Kid
products to protect her son. Below you will find the products she suggests
may help in keeping your child with autism safer. AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCTS
suggestions for her 16 year old autistic
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #1 Child Safety Pack – Hands down, this is my number 1 choice for Lucas! We have his DNA & Fingerprints on file, and the 3 ID cards work for our family (1 for Lucas’ wallet, one for my wallet along with the Medical Release card, and one for my husband’s wallet). The Safe Shoes stickers are in Lucas’ favorite pair of sneakers.
We supplement the above with: AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #2 Medical Release Card AND AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #3 Wallet ID Card Kit Both of these kits have 5 cards each in them, and we have a combination ID card/Medical card in each of our cars, with Lucas’ older brother, with his teacher & with his grandparents, just in case!
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #4 Shoe ID Tags – This is Lucas’ favorite! He wears a shoe ID tag on his belt every day, and because his autism creates a need for consistency, once he started wearing it, he can’t leave home without it now! Its flexible nature means it doesn’t dig at him or make him uncomfortable in any way, and while some kids may prefer this tag on their shoes (where it was meant to be worn), Lucas’ belt loop provides the perfect spot for him to wear it.
When Lucas was young, and was a “runner”, we would have jumped at:
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #5 Child Locator – This would have been perfect for Lucas before he was able to “stay with the group” (either at home or at school!) I believe that with Lucas’ sensory issues, the sound this little bear makes when Mom presses the button would have encouraged him to stay put, just so he didn’t have to hear it again!! Wish I had known about it years ago.
Other Products for children with autism:
Since children with autism ALL exhibit their symptoms differently (remember, it’s a “Spectrum”), they have varying product needs. As someone who has worked with these children and their parents for 16 years, my other product choices follow.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #6 Door Alarms
Enough said! For every parent with a “runner” on their
My Precious Kid has this small wireless door alarms, a Key pad alarm and a door jam alarm for hotel travel.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #7
Dog Tags – For any child who can wear this on their clothes (belt loop
behind them out of sight from the child) or their backpack, this
colorful dog tag helps let authorities know that, for instance, “Lucas is
autistic, may not respond to verbal commands”. In this day and age, and
especially with an older child, schools can get very uncomfortable with a
kid who doesn’t appear to be following the rules. This tag will help explain
things to personnel easily and quickly.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #8 Reward Chore Chart – If your child is ready for a picture schedule at home, try this one! Its colorful, easy to understand format is perfect for children with autism. Start slowly, with just one or two items under each category. Once your child masters these and sees that they get rewarded for doing their chores (Lucas used to get an “M&M mini” for each item on his list that he successfully accomplished, then we moved on to money for him to buy things with!)
For around the house. Keeping our kids safe begins at home. Just think of the peace of mind you’ll get with the following items: HOME SAFETY ITEMS
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT # 9 TV Strap
– Keeps TV secured to surface.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #10 Refrigerator Lock
– Keeps little ones out of fridge.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #11 Toilet Lid Lock
– Prevents child from getting into toilet.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #12 Bathtub Handle
– Helps child get into and out of tub safely.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #13 Furniture Brackets
– Keeps dressers, book shelves and other furniture secured safely to the wall.
Perfect for your little climber.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #14 Magnetic Cabinet Locks
- Cabinet cannot be opened without the key.
AUTISM SAFETY PRODUCT #15 Cabinet Lock Key
– THE KEY!
If you have a child with autism, Down syndrome or other special needs please let us know which safety products have helped your child stay safer. Also consider joining the AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP AT MSN.
Written by: Lauren Padgett:
• Mother of Lucas.
• President and founder, LucasWorks, a company that works with our local school system to provide job training for students with autism, and offers products to help those with autism.
• President, Kent Co. Delaware Autism Program Parent Advisory Committee.
• Past Chair, Delaware Partners Council for Children with Disabilities.
• Member, Autism Society of Delaware, Autism Society of America.
• Founder, Staff and Parent Autism Resource Center, Kent County Delaware.
Thank you Lauren for helping us to suggest the right safety products for
children with autism. Our passion is to help keep all children safe. While I
do not have a child with autism I do have a child with Sensory Integration
Disorder. So these same products have helped her. She especially likes the
new DOG TAGS. And we have found the CHORE CHART works wonderfully for her.
Let us help keep your child with special needs safe too!
Please call us at 503-693-2832 to discuss the best products for your special child.
|Item # 02-403||Child Locator Alert Blue|
|The teddy bear child personal safety alarm receiver (water resistant)
Delivers a 88db intermittent chirp/beeping sound that
Functions up to 150 feet away from the keychain transmitter.
Lets you "hear" where your child is.
Requires 4 "CR2032" batteries (all included).
Perfect safety device for children ages 1-7.
Product Dimension: 2 5/8" x 1 1/2" plus clip 2 1/4".
NEW ALERT FEATURE causes the transmitter to chirp loudly every time your child wanders beyond 20-30 foot range.
NOTE: Includes bonus mounting wrist strap.
|Child Locator Blue $39.99|
|Item # 01-0100||Child Safety Pack - ID Kit - Made in the USA!|
|1 - Child ID Card
1 - Child Car Seat ID Card
1 - Medical Release Card
1 - Child Luggage Tag ID Card
2 - Shoe ID Stickers
1 - Disposable Child ID bracelet
1 - Child DNA Fingerprint Kit
Optional Waterproof pen is available
CPSC CPSIA Compliant
Child Safety Pack $15.99
|Item # 03-302||Angel Guard - Seat Belt Cover - Made in the USA!|
Angel Guard - 2 Clear Seat Belt Covers $19.99
|Item #03-301||Seat Belt Adjuster - Made in the USA!|
|With the Seat Strap Adjuster clipped to you seatbelt, the shoulder strap will sit where you want it to. Still providing an effective working seatbelt. The Seat Strap Adjuster is made to work with a three point seatbelt, making the shoulder strap maintain an upright position in case of impact. This innovative product takes into consideration that not all standard seatbelts fit everybody, offering safety and comfort in one simple package.|
Seat Belt Adjuster
$5.99 set of 2
|Item # 03-102||Lost and Found AUTISM Tattoos - MADE IN THE USA!|
|Kit contains six Lost and Found Temporary Autism Tattoos,
one Marker, six Moisture Towelettes (for applying)
and six On-The-Go Alcohol Wipes (for removing).
Lost and Found AUTISM Tattoos $9.99
|Item # 02-401||Child Locator Teddy Bear in Brown or Pink|
|Item # 02-406||Bear Coat for Child Locator|
|Introducing Mommy I'm Here Bear Coats! These soft silicone based rubberized covers will add style, color and will further protect your adorable Mommy I'm Here child locators from the elements and impacts. Bear coats were designed to easilly and snuggly fit on both the teddy bear and your keychain transmitter. The keychain transmitter cover protects the transmitter from your keys and other objects hitting into it and also deadens the sound of your keys hitting into it while driving your car. Whether you choose the pink locator, the brown locator, or the blue locator, add style, fun and function to your Mommy I'm Here child locator with a clear Bear Coat today!|
Bear Coat for Child Locator $9.99
|Item # 04-105||Wireless Door/Window Alarms by GE - 2 pack|
|GE Indoor Magnetic Door/Window Alarm
120 db Alarm Sounds When Magnetic Contact Is Broken
On/Off/Chime Switch On the Side For Easy Control
Low Battery Test Button And Light
Requires 4 Lr44 Batteries (Included)
Alarm stops when door is shut
The distance between the sensor and alarm must be no more than 1/2" apart
1 year warranty / Size: 2.5" x 2" / SET OF TWO
TWO: One alarm for the front door. One alarm for the back door.
Wireless Door/Window Alarm - Set of 2 - $19.99
|Item # 04-102||Wireless Key Pad Alarm by GE / Jasco|
GE Key Pad Alarm $21.99
|Item # 02-302||
Personalized Dog Tags - 2" x 1.25" - Made in the USA!
Safe "lead-free" dog tags with black silencer
|Item #04-201||TV Strap - Made in the USA!|
|Secure your TV safety to the wall or secure stand.
Use 1 package (2 straps) for items up to 50 lbs.
Use 2 packages (4 straps) for items up to 100 lbs
Bonding Time: Four hours for adhesive to set before adding strap.
Recommended for TV, VCR, Computers and stereo equipment. Anti-Slip Safety Straps keeps these items from falling on your child! Safety Straps secure appliances from moving, slipping or sliding. Must be used on secure stand or wall unit.
Dimension: 2 black buckles (2" x 2") 5" black locking strap (5/8")
TV Strap $22.99
|Item #04-305||Toilet Lid Lock|
Toilet Lid Lock $7.99
|Item #04-306||Bathtub Handle|
|Simply press the tab levers down, wherever you need to get a grip, and the handle is fixed securely in place. You can use it wherever you need an extra handle on things, literally. Suction holds it firmly in place without drilling holes or marring surfaces. Package Dimension: 4" x 12" x 4"|
Bathtub Handle $9.99
|Item # 04-202||Furniture Brackets|
|* Strap furniture securely to the wall
* Industry award winning product
* Detachable strap for easy moving of furniture for cleaning
* Accommodates up to 4 pieces of furniture. (8 Safety Brackets total)
* Easy-release system for moving and re-attaching furniture
* Excellent in areas where earth tremors occur
Furniture Brackets $5.99
|Item #04-203||Magnetic Cabinet Locks (4)|
|This cabinet lock is a magnetic lock that keeps cabinets and
drawers locked tight and guards against pinched fingers!
This magnetic works on almost all styles of cabinets and drawers
( up to 1 inch thick), even those where you can't use a standard latch!
Set of 4 Locks - NO KEY. Key must be bought separately
Magnetic Cabinet Locks (4) $29.99
|Item #04-204||Magnetic Cabinet Key|
|1 Key - no locks
Goes with our Magnetic Locks.
Locks must be bought separately.
Magnetic Cabinet Key $7.99
RETURNS are accepted within 30 days of order, with
a return code, on unopened, unused products.
Email us for RETURN CODE number. Please include order number and customer name with this email.
When you return the product include a copy of the sales receipt, and indicate refund or product exchange on the package.
NO RETURNS (unless defective) on open product packages, sale items, potty training products, personalized products, special orders, or wholesale purchases.
DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS - Items received defective will be replaced within the first 30 days after order.
PRODUCT WARRANTY - My Precious Kid is not responsible for replacement of defective items after 30 days. Please contact us for manufacturer's phone number for warranty issues. It will be the customer's responsibility to contact the manufacturer for replacement according to their warranty policy.
REFUNDS - Refunds will be processed within 7 days of return. Shipping charges are not refundable.
NOTE: Items returned in used or opened condition, or outside of return policy will be refunded at retail price, minus 50% fee. The items will be given to a local charity or needy family. If free shipping was given then the actual shipping will be deducted from the refunded amount.