Wandering in children ages 4 and above

Research Study

Wandering by children with ASD and other developmental disorders is a significant safety concern. It is estimated that more than 250,000 children with disabilities wander away from adult supervision each year. Few researchers have looked at this major issue, and there has been little focus on prevention measures and the impact that wandering concerns have on families.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is conducting a major national study about wandering, and we very much want you to participate.

It takes just a few minutes to complete the anonymous, on-line questionnaire. You can find the survey at www.WanderingResearch.com. We also encourage you to pass the survey/website along to friends or family who might be eligible to participate.

We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation. If you have any questions about the study, please reach out to me at lmclaughl1@northwell.edu.

Laura McLaughlin
Research Assistant
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York