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Safety Tips for Self-Advocates



Everyone wants to be safe and to live independently in their community. Autistic people want this too. However, lots of autistic people and other people with disabilities may have extra challenges when it comes to staying safe. We created this guide to give safety tips to autistic people. This guide gives you tips on:

  • How to recognize and report abuse and neglect
  • What to do if you have been abused
  • What to do when someone you know is thinking about suicide
  • What to do when you feel suicidal
  • How to avoid interacting with the police
  • How to make changes in your community so that police will be needed less often
  • What to do if you get lost and don’t know where you are

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