Occurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders.

TitleOccurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAnderson C, Law KJ, Daniels A, Rice C, Mandell DS, Hagopian L, Law PA
JournalPediatrics
Volume130
Issue5
Pagination870-7
Date Published2012 Nov
Abstract

Anecdotal reports suggest that elopement behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) increases risk of injury or death and places a major burden on families. This study assessed parent-reported elopement occurrence and associated factors among children with ASDs.

DOI10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.02.009
Alternate JournalPediatrics