Children with Autism
Finding and safely recovering a missing child with Autism or other special needs presents unique and difficult challenges for families, law enforcement, first responders and search teams. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has special search protocols and checklists to help first responders. In addition, NCMEC has translated our NetSmartz and KidSmartz Safety Rules into SymbolStix.
Families may become separated during the chaos of a disaster, especially when evacuation is required. It is important to plan for your family’s safety. Be sure your child ID Kits are complete, then download and print your Disaster Safety Tips!
Learn more about disaster preparedness!
Safe To Compete: Protecting Child Athletes from Sexual Abuse
NCMEC’s Safe to Compete program provides youth sports organizations and families of child athletes with resources and best practices to help protect children from sexual abuse. Visit the SafeToCompete website.
Browse all of NCMEC’s child safety and prevention publications.