Autism Action Partnership Opens Applications for Big Red Safety Boxes

Autism Action Partnership ( is announcing that the National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Box program is accepting applications to receive a Big Red Safety Box for their child or family member. The Big Red Safety Box is a free resource for individuals with Autism who are at risk of wandering/elopement. These boxes are provided at no charge and the contents have a retail value of over $65. These contents include: NAA’s Be REDy Booklet, which contains educational materials and tools such as 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, and wandering quick tips; two wireless door/window alarms; one shoe ID tag; five adhesive stop sign visual prompts for doors and windows; two safety alert window clings for car or home windows; and one child ID kit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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. 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. There is a limit of one box per family and previous recipients are not eligible. NAA’s Big Red Safety Boxes are packaged and shipped with care by a company employing adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. To learn more about how you can order a box, visit

Autism Action Partnership has served the needs of the Nebraska autism community for over a decade. Over that time, the diagnosis and prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder has grown significantly, worldwide and locally. Learn more at or contact Autism Action Partnership at (402) 763-8830 or