At If I Need Help, we address one of the most pressing concerns faced by families and caregivers of individuals with autism: elopement or wandering. The sudden and unexplained departure from safety can lead to dangerous situations, but with our community's support and cutting-edge technology, we provide tools to mitigate these risks.Elopement in autism is a complex issue, often driven by curiosity, sensory seeking, or escape from overwhelming stimuli. Understanding and reacting appropriately requires immediate access to personal insights and preferences that might not be readily available in a crisis.
We have created an innovative QR code system combined with custom text to bridge this communication gap. These personalized, wearable iD items connect to a profile containing vital information the caregiver chooses to share about the individual with autism, including:
● Identification details and caregiver contacts
● Specific triggers or attractions that might lead to elopement
● Preferred methods to calm and communicate
● Medical needs or emergency contacts