Category: Special Needs

Managing Wandering for People With Autism

The following article provides suggestions for parents from both Kidpower and Autism Speaks about how to protect their children with autism who are prone to wander or to suddenly put themselves in harm’s way.  Most parents can empathize with the rush of terror that one feels for any threat to their child’s safety. This anxiety […]

How to Make Family Gatherings Great Instead of Awful

Some families are easy. Everyone finds it easy to get along, easy to have fun doing things together, and easy to work out problems. Unfortunately, I don’t know any families like that, but theoretically, they must exist. A family gathering or reunion might be with your family of origin – or it might be with […]

Kidpower Safety Signals for Everyone, Everywhere

Kidpower Safety Signals define core personal safety skills and concepts through simple gestures, graphics, and explanations, making them easy to learn, remember, and use, especially for people with limited speech and young children.

Kidpower Safety Plans for Children with Disabilities

Children with disabilities are vulnerable to being targeted for bullying, abuse, and other violence. The Kidpower approach emphasizes making Safety Plans in order to prevent problems.

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