Safety is an important topic for the families CARD supports. As a result, we launched a campaign to address an array of safety concerns that an individual with an autism spectrum disorder may face. As a result of a generous donation to our USF Foundation Autism Services Fund, CARD purchased the supplies, created the materials and assembled a kit that is available to eligible individuals at no charge while supplies last.
CARD-USF’s Autism and Safety Kit is designed to provide individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families with tips, information, advice and resources to help those living with ASD stay out of harm’s way.
You may be eligible for a CARD-USF Safety Kit if you…
- Have a diagnosis of ASD with supporting documentation
- Have safety concerns around water, elopement, fire, and/or poisoning-the kit includes items that address those safety areas
- Need assistance from CARD staff to teach safety skills
You will need to register with CARD-USF and provide documentation of an ASD diagnosis and live within our 14 county region. Please call 1-800-333-4530 to learn more about CARD’s Autism & Safety Kit. You can also visit our website for additional safety information and resources: http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/resources/materials/safety.html
If you would like to donate to support special projects, such as the Autism & Safety Kit, please visit our giving page through the USF Foundation http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/community/fundraising.html