Teaching your autistic child about safety is important. Learning to assess safety in social situations and a range of environments is a learned skill.

Personal safety is a feeling of being safe and secure from risk of harm or danger. Everyone has the right to feel safe. Different people have different tolerance levels when it comes to feeling safe and secure.

It does not matter if everyone else feels safe, what does matter is that you personally feel safe. What constitutes an unsafe situation?

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Hi, my name is Paul Micallef. I discovered I was on the autism spectrum at 30 and since my diagnosis I have worked with countless autistic adults and children, as well as teaching parents teachers and students about autism. I run a YouTube channel called ‘Aspergers from the Inside’ and a website called ‘Autism Explained’. I am also an ex-aerospace engineer with a passion for teaching and Emotional Intelligence.

Hi, my name is Shannan Lea. I am a full-time parent, carer, student and advocate, with a passion for helping families bring out the diversity, skills, and talents of children on the autism spectrum. I was inspired to complete a Masters Degree in Autism Studies after my son was diagnosed with autism just prior to his 3rd birthday.

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