Regret having an autistic child

Autistic children often run away

23.12.2012

For the first time, a study looked at whether rumors that autistic children like to "run away" are true. According to the statements of 1,367 families with autistic children between the ages of four and 17 years, almost half (49%) of the autistic children had tried to escape from home at least once and almost a quarter of them (approx. 23%) had already tried it Missed by parents for so long that they worried.

For the first time, a study looked at whether rumors that autistic children like to "run away" are true. According to the statements of 1,367 families with autistic children between the ages of four and 17 years, almost half (49%) of the autistic children had tried to escape from home at least once and almost a quarter of them (approx. 23%) had tried before Missed by parents for so long that they worried.

The more affected the children with autism, the higher the risk that they would wander somewhere without their parents' knowledge and suddenly disappear from school, a business, or their classroom. About half of parents justified their child's departure by saying that they wanted to do something or wanted to go somewhere and weren't confused, lost or lost. According to the study, near-accidents occur frequently in families with autistic children. Parents were often called by the police because their child was involved in a traffic accident or because they nearly drowned.

For most parents, “leaving home” is one of the most stressful things for their autistic child. They regret that they received little help to influence this behavior.

Source: healthy children, Pediatrics