Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is conducting a
major national study
about wandering, and we very much want you to participate. The first phase of the study is an online questionnaire that aims to capture data including, but not limited to opinions of the benefits and possible risks associated with a variety of wandering prevention strategies, elopement history, and how wandering concerns and behaviors adversely affects family activities and the quality of life for parents who have children on the autism spectrum.
Wandering by children with ASD and other developmental disorders is a significant safety concern. It is estimated that more than
with disabilities wander away from adult supervision each year. Few researchers have looked at this major issue, and there has been little focus on
that wandering concerns have on families.
It takes just a few minutes to complete the
anonymous, on-line questionnaire
. If enough families participate and complete the questionnaire, then:
Please click HERE to complete the survey.
- The Center will have the ability to help guide families like yours about which prevention strategies seem to be most effective
- The Center can document the impact that wandering has on families in terms of activities and household stress
You may also go to
to take the survey, request a copy of the comprehensive study results, and be contacted regarding a follow-up research project related to wandering.
On behalf of the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Project Lifesaver International thanks you in advance for your kind cooperation!