FREE Big Red Safety Box for Autism Caregivers

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, their inventory has now been depleted, they will reopen this program as soon as funding becomes available.  Please do not attempt to submit an application at this time.  Contact us at if you are in a crisis situation and need immediate resources.

Big Red Safety Box

The National Autism Association is offering a FREE Big Red Safety Box for Autism Families. If you have a child with autism or know someone with a child with autism be sure to check this out. This is an amazing tool to have around the home. You must apply and qualify to receive one of these boxes. Here’s more about the program…

The National Autism Association is committed to those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who may be prone to wandering off or eloping from a safe environment, and may be unable to recognize danger and/or stay safe. Wandering, elopement, “running” or fleeing behaviors among those within our community not only present unique safety risks, but also create extraordinary worry and stress among caregivers. Drowning fatalities following wandering incidents remain a leading cause of death among those with ASD. As such, the National Autism Association provides direct assistance to caregivers, educators and first responders. The Big Red Safety Box is a free-of-charge toolkit given to autism families in need as a means to educate, raise awareness and provide simple tools that may assist them in preventing, and responding to, wandering-related emergencies. NAA’s Big Red Safety Box includes the following resources:

1) A Be REDy Booklet containing the following educational materials and tools:

  •  A caregiver checklist
  •  A Family Wandering Emergency Plan
  •  A first-responder profile form
  •  A wandering-prevention brochure
  •  A sample IEP Letter
  •  A Student Profile Form
  • Emotion Identification Cards
  • Wandering Quick Tips

2) Two (2) GE Wireless Door/Window Alarms with batteries

3) One (1) RoadID Bracelet or Shoe ID tag*

4) Five (5) Adhesive Stop Sign Visual Prompts for doors and windows

5) Two (2) Safety Alert Window Clings for car or home windows

6) One (1) Red Safety Alert Wristband

7) One (1) Child ID Kit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

*You will receive instructions in your Big Red Safety Box to submit a custom personalization order for your RoadID bracelet or shoe ID tase at Your ID will be quickly engraved and mailed to you at no charge.

Regardless of any tools caregivers may have in place, if a loved one’s medical condition interferes with their ability to recognize danger or stay safe, it is critical that caregivers maintain close supervision and security in all settings. For more information and ways to prevent wandering-related incidents, please visit

Those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and who are at risk of wandering/bolting from a safe environment, qualify to receive a Big Red Safety Box while supplies allow. Limit one (1) box per family – previous recipients are not eligible. Recipients must agree to terms and conditions. Please allow up to three weeks for your Big Red Safety Box request to be processed and delivered to you. NAA’s Big Red Safety Boxes are packaged and shipped with care by a company employing adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

To download a free Be REDy Booklet for Caregivers, click here.

To download a free Be REDY Booklet for First Responders, click here.

To download a free Be REDY Booklet for Teachers, click here.

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