ASD wandering behaviors happen under every type of supervision and are usually a form of communication — an “I need,” “I want,” or “I don’t want.” Individuals with ASD will wander or bolt to get to something of interest, or away from something bothersome.

  • Nearly half of children with autism engage in wandering behavior
  • Increased risks are associated with autism severity
  • More than one third of children with autism who wander/elope are never or rarely able to communicate their name, address, or phone number
  • Half of families report they have never received advice or guidance about elopement from a professional
  • Accidental drowning accounts for 71% of lethal outcomes, followed by traffic injuries at 18%
  • Other dangers include dehydration; heat stroke; hypothermia; falls; physical restraint; encounters with strangers


If you are anxious about your child’s wandering behavior, come to this workshop to get valuable information and tools to help you Be Ready! You and your child will meet up with our partner Red Dirt Search and Recovery and Rumble the Safety Dog. They will be happy to partner with our families should you need access to a trained dog to help you find a lost child. Learn valuable information and meet one-on-one with the dog’s trainer.


What:  Be Ready! Workshop

When:  Monday March 14, 2022   

Time:  We have two appointment blocks for 10 families in each block

        First Block:  9:30 am to 10:30 am

        Second Block:  11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Place:  7725 Connect Auditorium, 7725 W Reno Ave,Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Who should attend?  Parent or caregiver plus child or person on the spectrum

You will receive an email with a map, parking instructions, and a form to complete and return.

Registration is Required!  

Be Ready Workshop

Name of Parent or Responsible Caregiver
Please provide your main phone number where you could be contacted.
Please provide an address to receive mail. We would like to mail you safety reminders.
Please provide the name of the person who is at risk of wandering and the reason you are attending this workshop.
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Please provide this person's birthdate (the person with wandering behavior)
Group Appointment Time SELECT ONE(Required)
Your group appointment will last for approximately one hour. A group overview at the beginning and then individual consultation with our Search and Rescue Team Members.
I agree to the Team taking a picture of my child in order to make an ID card for me to carry in my purse or wallet.(Required)
I will fill out and bring the form I will receive in email that will allow the Team to add vital information to the ID card.(Required)