Setting up a Safe Environment

Childproof your whole house to keep your child safe, no matter what their age is.


  • Be aware that the child might not have an understanding/concept of danger, e.g. hot stove, hot water, knives, tools, lights, outlets, balancing and climbing on furniture and banisters, medications, household cleaners, running away.
  • Make sure you lock away all dangerous and hazardous materials in your house, keep sharp objects away and out of sight of child, lock all doors at all times(install extra hooks on doors and install a door alarm), install video cameras, for children with oral fixations keep harmful metals and batteries out of child’s reach, and make sure child doesn’t have access to anything you consider dangerous in your house.
  • You can purchase lock boxes/bins for cleaners, medications, knives, batteries, etc.
Autism Support Now is a Parent advisory blog and media site presented by "Ella's Hope for Autism" a 501c3 public charity in Missouri. This site is built for parents dealing with Autism . . . by parents dealing with Autism. Hope and Sam McPheeters (founders of Ella's Hope) have two children on the spectrum, and strive to provide continued advice for other parents, who are dealing with the same issues..