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Safe Signals: Teaching high functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorders about community safety behaviors  

The Safe Signals project, a video role-modeling skills kit for parents and high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), aims to reduce the incidence of accidental injury. The program teaches behaviors that will help individuals with ASD to avoid dangerous situations in the home. The grant will help develop the Safe Signal kit and workbook, which contains a safety skills DVD for young adults with ASD as well as a workbook that takes a room-by-room approach to safety, awareness, and prevention. The kit will be translated and distributed in Spanish and Somali as well. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number 7058FS
Principal Investigator Murray-Johnson, Lisa
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Family Well-Being and Safety
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LD. Evaluate at least two strategies or programs to increase the health and safety of people with ASD that simultaneously consider principles of self-determination and personal autonomy by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $2,000,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution The Ohio State University Medical Center
State/Country Ohio
Web Link 1 Safe Signals: Teaching high functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorders about community safety behaviors (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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New! History/Related Projects Safe Signals: Teaching high functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorders about community safety behaviors | $24,978.00 | 2009 | 7058FS