“Safe Signals” is an educational video that promotes fire and burn safety in the home to young adults with autism. The project includes a video, workbook and vinyl clings with important home safety information for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living areas and utility spaces. The vinyl clings can easily attach to windows, mirrors and appliances. They reinforce these safety messages, providing the quick “signals” to be a constant reminder of safety.
The Ohio State University Health System Nursing Patient Education partnered with The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Burn Center and Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism research and advocacy organization, to create the educational materials aimed specifically for people with autism who are ages 18 to 26.
The Safe Signals video is available on the Autism Speaks website. A $25,000 grant from Autism Speaks covered the production costs of the Safe Signals video, workbook and vinyl clings.
Safe Signals video
A Tale of Safe Signals blog by Lisa Murray-Johnson, Ph.D.
NBC 4 WCMH-TV two-minute promo Dec. 14, 2011