Education and Safety for Children with Autism to Prevent Elopement (ESCAPE) Kits Pilot Study

Date Added
April 13th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00108386
Researcher
Silvia Pereira-Smith

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Keywords
Autism
Summary

This study will evaluate elopement prevention kits for children with autism spectrum disorder who exhibit elopement behavior such as dashing or wandering away from safe settings. Caregivers will be asked to rate how useful individual kit items are at reducing elopement, and to provide feedback about how ESCAPE kits affect their stress levels and ability to engage meaningfully in community settings. This study will also investigate how useful kit items are for younger (4-7 years of age) vs older (8-11 years of age) children. Information will be used to guide development of a larger elopement prevention program.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Jessie Montezuma
843-714-1352
montezum@musc.edu



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