To apply for an NAA Big Red Safety Box®, you must:

•Be the primary caregiver of an individual with an autism diagnosis.
•Be 18 years or older and a resident of the U.S.
•Agree to the terms and conditions stated in the application.
•Be a first-time recipient. Previous recipients are not eligible to apply.
•Apply only once. Multiple requests cannot be processed, limit one box per family.
•Allow at least 2 weeks for NAA to process your application and ship your Big Red Safety Box.

Wandering Prevention 

NAA’s Big Red Safety Boxes® NOW Available!

The National Autism Association’s Big Red Safety Box® is a free-of-charge safety toolkit for autism families in need of wandering-prevention tools.

Please review all of the information below before submitting your application.

Please note:

•If you have more than one child with autism and need additional ID’s, wristbands, etc., they can be purchased separately in our Big Red Safety Shop.
•All printed materials can be downloaded for free at
•NAA’s Big Red Safety Boxes® have a retail value of $53.00.  To help NAA continue this program, we ask you to please consider Paying it Forward by making an optional donation when requesting your NAA Big Red Safety Box®.
•NAA Big Red Safety Box® grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to all qualifying applicants while supplies last. You are not required to make a donation to receive one.
•You will receive instructions in the box to submit a custom personalization order for your shoe tag at Your tag will be quickly engraved with your emergency information and mailed to you at no charge.


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. For more information, visit

The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development understands the importance of safety, and the real need for education and awareness for wandering prevention for individuals with Autism.  We are happy to share the National Autism Association and the Awaare Collaboration's programs for this important issue.  Download their free Caregiver Toolkit or the First Responder Toolkit.  The Big Red Safety Box is available for free to families that need them, but donations are accepted by the organization as well to help fund the program:

NAA’s Big Red Safety Box® includes:

•Educational materials and tools, including NAA’s Be REDy Booklet
•Two (2) Door/Window Alarms including batteries
•One (1) Road ID Personalized, Engraved Shoe ID Tag
•Five (5) Adhesive Stop Sign Visual Prompts for doors and windows
•Two (2) Safety Alert Window Clings for car or home windows
•One (1) Red Safety Alert Wristband
•One (1) Child ID Kit from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children