Guest post and Competition: A safe day out for a child with Aspergers

28 Nov

Days out with your children don’t have to be stressful and a safe day out for a child with Asperger’s doesn’t have to be stressful either.

A close relative of mine has four children. He has two girls and two boys. All of the kids are happy, loving and lots of fun. Both girls go to mainstream schools. They have no difficulties whatsoever, but they certainly understand that everybody is different and that we all have our own challenges in life. One of his sons is autistic and the other has Asperger’s syndrome. Tom who is autistic needs to be monitored pretty much most of the time and to look at him you know that he is autistic and the majority of people do make allowances for that. Steve on the other hand, is the older of the brothers, he has Asperser’s syndrome. To look at him you would not know he has it.

When the family go out for the day, all of them take turns to mind Tom as he does wonder off and no matter how many times that they tell him he still does it. Steve does not normally wonder off but becomes extremely engrossed in something and does not realise that everyone else has moved on. There have been numerous occasions that my cousin or his wife and even I have gone racing back to the last place we were only to see Steve looking very bewildered. Because of his condition he will not ask anyone for help as he finds interaction difficult. So he is for want of a better phrase ‘left stranded’.

To overcome this and to be able to have a safe day out for a child with Asperger’s my cousin now uses a child locator with Steve. The child locator is made up of two pieces. One for Steve and one for my cousin or his wife, if they move off without Steve there is a chirping sound and they realise that Steve is not moving on with them. All of the children carry a personal alarm for kids anyway so the child locator was not something that was a big deal for Steve.

One of the other things that can sometimes a bit of a challenge for my cousins’ family when they have a day out is that both boys tire quicker than the girls and they tire at different rates themselves. To minimise the impact this can have on the day out my cousin plans the day ahead of time. He schedules meal and break times. This gives the boys some R and R time and means the boys have enough energy to keep up with the girls.

A safe day out for a child with Asperger’s is as simple as a day out with any other child.

Post written by Andrea mother and owner of Safe girl http://www.safe-girl.co.uk

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48 Responses to “Guest post and Competition: A safe day out for a child with Aspergers”

  1. Kate Cunningham at 12:53 am #

    Have tweeted @01592_katie

  2. Kate Cunningham at 12:52 am #

    Following you on twitter @01592_katie

  3. Kate Cunningham at 12:51 am #

    Following Safe Girl on twitter @01592_katie

  4. Kate Cunningham at 12:49 am #

    Would like the Mommy I’m Here Child locator with new alert feature. Not a replacement for vigilance but an extra tool for safety.

  5. i’ve tweeted too

  6. i’ve gfc’d

  7. i’ve followed safe girl on twitter

  8. i’d love the Mommy I’m Here! Child Locator & Alert @mummylion

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  10. Subscribe via email. @wendymcd83

  11. I like the heart trinket alarm. @wendymcd83

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  14. Twetted & linked you both in @baggiesbabe69

  15. I follow @safegirls @baggiesbabe69

  16. I like the Diamante Heart Shaped Bag Alarm.

  17. helen harris at 9:48 pm #

    liked the fb page and said you sent me 😀 (helen e harris) 😀

  18. helen harris at 9:47 pm #

    subscribed via email 😀

  19. helen harris at 9:46 pm #

    Subscribed to your blog 😀

  20. helen harris at 9:46 pm #

    I have tweeted 😀

  21. helen harris at 9:45 pm #

    following safe giel on twitter as @picklepie35 😀

  22. helen harris at 9:45 pm #

    I love the LED safety blinker but think they are all fab 😀

  23. helen harris at 9:44 pm #

    Great competition, my twins wander! so these would be ideal, helmarkxx@yahoo.co.uk 😀

  24. Pam Worrall at 4:36 pm #

    im not entering as i won this last time but i just want to say how much of a god send it has been 🙂 it truely is invaluble to us x x x

  25. Mama Syder at 12:13 pm #

    Following safegirl on Twitter @mamamakes

  26. Mama Syder at 12:10 pm #

    These are such a fab idea! I love the heart trinket alarm @mamamakes

  27. Have liked the Safe Girl Facebook page (Becky John)

  28. Already follow you on Twitter

  29. Already subscribed via email

  30. Tweeted the message and URL

  31. Following Safe Girl on Twitter

  32. I like the “Mommy I’m Here” Teddy Bear, looks cute on the shoe.

  33. coralie stephney at 10:52 pm #

    Wow, at last, someone understands what its like when your child wanders off, that shear panic in the pit of your stomach! We need on of these. Please

  34. Nianya at 10:31 pm #

    Already follow you on twitter, does that count?

    @MagicalMischief

  35. Nianya at 10:28 pm #

    Followed @SafeGirl on Twitter

    @MagicalMischief

  36. Nianya at 10:27 pm #

    Tweeted give away with link to you post.

  37. Nianya at 10:26 pm #

    Subscribed via email.

  38. Nianya at 10:26 pm #

    NIanya Cambridge @MagicalMischief I have two #ASDs one teen and one younger. . .I like both the Sports alarm and the teddy bear. Hard to choose, but I guess the teddy bear.

  39. krailton at 10:23 pm #

    already on your email list

  40. krailton at 10:22 pm #

    already subscribed to your blog 🙂

  41. krailton at 10:21 pm #

    Like @safegirls on Twitter @krailton

  42. krailton at 10:20 pm #

    i like the Defender Dalmation Keyring Alarm 🙂

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  46. Tweeted comp as @Bobbity666

  47. For me the Sports alarm is the favourite as my daughter does cross country training and with that great alarm i would feel safer when I cannot be with her @Bobbity666

  48. leona at 9:55 pm #

    Great idea! Raising kids with aspergers and autism is a challenge, some days it makes me laugh and sometimes cry. It is good to get info out to the public.

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