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Autism Home Safety For Kids


– I feel like at this point
a lot of you guys are like,
‘He’s never going to do it.
He’s never going to do the safety video.
He’s a liar. It’s not happening.’
Here we go. The safety video.
Okay, the purpose of this.
Hopefully to help some of you guys out,
if you have an eloper, if you have a child
that could essentially put
themselves into danger.
Because lack of understanding of things
that are dangerous, or
stimming behaviors, or…
You know like, elopement, for example,
is not a stimming behavior,
but it is a involuntary
behavior sometimes.
Sometimes, it is to avoid certain things.
Your kid will take off and run.
So, hopefully, some of
this stuff helps you out.
Abigail has a lot of stimming behaviors.
A lot of getting in to things,
a lot of sensory stuff that she gets into.
So, let’s jump right into it.
Ready?
– Ready.
– Okay.
And I know a lot of you
have asked about the pool.
We’ll cover that last,
so stick around for that.
So, starting in Abbie’s room, of course,
because she spends a lot of time in here.
You know, she has her bed and her couch.
And that’s pretty much
all she does in here.
– Yeah.
– But if we allowed her to get in to more,
more things could happen.
So, that’s obvious.
So, if you notice things are up high.
Everything is set up high.
– [Priscilla] She still gets to it.
– [Asa] She’s climbing
on top of her toy box.
– Oh.
– [Asa] To get to it,
– [Asa] is what she is doing.
– [Priscilla] Okay.
– [Asa] Yeah. But it’s not, you know,
they’re not heavy trophies.
– [Priscilla] Right.
– [Asa] They are like plastics.
So, it’s not a big deal.
But we do put stuff up high
just to keep it a little
bit out of her reach.
Things are really well secure to the wall.
– They are.
– [Asa] And that’s an important thing.
– You know, we just don’t want things
to become a projectile.
– Right.
– [Asa] So.
– So, Abbie’s windows have a kind of
a double locking system.
We have this right here,
where you have to push in and pull.
And then if you were to get that undone,
which she’s not going to,
because she’s not..
she just doesn’t do that kind of stuff.
If you were, then we have this,
where it’s going to stop the window
from being open all the way.
– [Asa] And that’s
built in to the windows.
So you can only get these windows open
about 2 inches
(window lock clicks)
Yeah so it’s push button, turn,
and then you have these
locks that lock out.
(window slides)
And that’s it.
– [Priscilla] That’s it.
– [Asa] That’s all she
can open the window.
– [Priscilla] If she were
to even get that far.
– [Asa] Right. She won’t.
She’s never messed with the windows.
I don’t know that she understands
that they even really, that they open.
Cords, if you have little kids,
manage your cords.
Abbie doesn’t mess with them.
She never has, but, she’s
also not a little kid.
She’s a big kid.
– Well that’s, we have to remember
when we’re doing this video,
that she’s 14.
So, we have different things in place
for a teenager.
Because she’s not a little kid anymore.
– So some of the toddler things
we don’t have to worry about.
But she is taller than a toddler,
so we have to accommodate for that.
So the bolt in her closet,
so not all the stuff is
going to be safety related.
I guess there is a dresser in her closet,
so she could tip that over.
Again, she’s not that small,
so it’s not really going to hurt her.
But, it’s also to stop
messes, some of this stuff
– (Priscilla laughs) Yeah.
– Yeah, it’s to keep her out of things.
– She would just pull all the
clothes out of her closet.
It would just be a mess, all of the time.
– [Asa] So this is the
night time configuration.
Door shut.
– (Priscilla grunts)
– [Asa] Gate locked.
– (Priscilla laughs)
– [Asa] That’s what
Abbie does to wake us up.
– Yeah, since she stands here.
Our bedroom is right there.
And she just stands here and yells for me.
And I get up and come get her out.
Again she is not going to
try to climb over this.
She used to years ago,
when she was younger.
So if you have younger kids,
it may get better.
Just putting that out there.
It’s going to be a push and a pull.
And Abbie doesn’t do
the 2-steps very well.
Like with anything yet.
– [Asa] Well, it’s not a
light thing to do, anyway.
– It’s not.
I mean it’s hard for me.
– [Asa] Takes a little effort.
– Yeah.
(gate clicks)
– [Asa] Yeah, it’s a nice gate.
I’ll link this down below.
Anything that you see in this video
that we talk about
that is like, you know, safety items,
I’ll link down in the video description,
if you’re interested.
But that’s got a trigger release on it
and then you have to also lift it.
So, it’s a challenge.
– Yeah
– Alright, let’s head downstairs.
Since we’re right here,
we’ll talk about exterior doors.
Now, the doors are a little difficult
for her to open.
– They are.
– Which is good, she gets
confused with the locks
and she’ll lock one and unlock the other
and lock that one back
and then, unlock the other.
So, she struggles with
getting out the door.
Which is okay.
The back door and then the front door
are the 2 doors that she
hasn’t eloped out of.
Because she can’t figure them out.
– Yeah.
– But then we have additional
safety measures for that.
So each door has the door chime on it.
(door chimes)
So we know when that opens up
somebody is gone out the door.
– [Priscilla] Right.
– Anywhere in the house (door chimes)
We can hear that.
So that works really well.
I put the chime on the landing,
that way we can hear it
if we’re upstairs or we’re downstairs.
And we’ll talk more about
the alarm in a minute.
– So, the other cool
thing about the front door
is that we do have the Ring doorbell.
So if someone were to go out,
we would also get an alert on our phones.
To tell us that there is
movement at our front door.
Then we can pull it up
live right on our phone
and see what’s going on.
Thankfully, for Abigail,
she’s super nervous
to walk down the stairs
because there’s no handrail.
So again, we’re kind of like
that’s a good thing.
We don’t want her to become
comfortable with that.
She is all about having that stability.
So the front door does not have that.
– [Asa] Right.
Okay. Kitchen safety.
So we have this lock on the fridge.
Which often times is unlocked
(fridge lock clicks)
when it’s just us here.
So that lock, super handy, super cheap.
Again, I’ll link that down below.
It’s a great little,
just, you know, 2 fingers,
squeeze it, open it up,
latch it back on there.
It’s not one handed,
but the little stick-on ones that are
they don’t work for Abbie.
She just pops them off.
– Yeah, again, that’s something
that you’re going to have to look at
if you have an older child, like Abigail,
who’s stronger, that’s
not going to work for her.
– Oven, I do like, because you have
to push and turn the knobs.
So that requires some dexterity
that she does not possess.
So she’s not going to walk by
and turn on the stove.
Also, it’s a glass top,
it’s not gas,
so it’s not producing actual flame.
Okay. Liquor.
Alcohol.
Priscilla, would you make me a drink?
– I need my foot stool. (Priscilla laughs)
– Abbie can’t reach it either.
So that works. It just works well.
– It’s actually pretty funny.
Because the other day I was like,
‘Isaiah can you hand me the vodka?’
(Priscilla and Asa laugh)
I’m like this is so wrong.
– Like this is backwards parenting.
– My 17 year old. (Priscilla laughs)
– He’s a good kid.
– Yeah.
So then we have the medicine cabinet.
This is the only cabinet in the kitchen
that has this lock on it.
And again she doesn’t
know how to use this.
– [Asa] Well, the problem
with the medicine cabinet
or the thing with the medicine
is she does not care about pills
– Nope.
– [Asa] She’s never cared about them.
– It’s my bariatric vitamins.
Because she thinks they’re all gummies
so she thinks they’re candy.
So thankfully, she got into my B12
and ate almost the whole bottle of it.
– [Asa] Well we looked it up there’s
no (mumbles) with too much B12.
– Yeah. You’re good. She’s good.
– [Asa] This kid always keeps us..
She has us googling more things that..
– I know.
– [Asa] I tell you.
– The pantry, if you
guys have been watching
for awhile, you know, Abigail signs ‘eat’
a thousand times a day.
And if she had access to this
unfortunately, she would make a huge mess.
We are not able to give
her just snacks whenever.
She likes to dump everything out.
And so, we do have to
have a lock on the pantry.
– [Asa] And there’s other stuff in there
we wouldn’t want her into anyway.
You know, other than just potato chips
and cookies.
So we have a hotel style lock
you might be familiar with those
if you ever stayed at a hotel with one.
But basically, she pulls the door
and it only opens that far.
And it let’s us know
she’s trying to get into the pantry.
(Priscilla laughs)
Because it’s really loud.
But those are really handy
if you have any forward opening door
that you want to lock like that.
Those are awesome.
And they mount really easy.
Like all this stuff is either
stick on or screw driver.
We saw some of your
concerns about the stairs.
The other set of stairs.
Because they are hardwood.
She doesn’t wear socks.
None of us actually wear socks.
– Except for Isaiah.
– Yes, and he always has shoes on
with his socks.
So it’s really a non issue for us.
– So this was one of the first things
we put on in the house before
we even brought Abbie over
was this lock for the door.
Not really..
So, Abbie can swim,
that’s not an issue.
But she just doesn’t understand
that you need like a bathing suit
to go swimming, really,
is the biggest thing.
We do have a rule though
that no one swims by themself.
It doesn’t matter if
it’s Isaiah, us, nobody.
Because anything can happen.
You can hit your head.
You can get a cramp.
Anything can happen and you could drown.
So we have this.
Don’t worry.
I’ve seen lots of comments.
It works.
Again, if she were to open it
(door chimes)
we would know.
– So Abigail, has in the past,
has gotten the laundry detergent
and dumped it all over the laundry room.
She hasn’t found it in here yet.
She doesn’t know where it is.
There’s a gazillion cabinets in here.
We know we have it hidden over here.
Hopefully, she doesn’t watch this video.
But, you know, if we need
to put cabinet locks on there, we will.
We just don’t need to yet.
– Yeah, we kind of just, you know..
– She doesn’t like drink it or anything
she just likes to play in it.
– Yeah, she likes to dump everything.
– The dog food got moved
to inside of there.
Because if it’s out of sight,
it’s out of mind.
Because you guys know
she likes to dump out the dog food
and play in it.
– But, it’s funny,
because she likes dump
out the big container
but she leaves his everyday dog bowl.
– Not enough to play with.
Okay, another door.
So this one does have like
an electronic bolt on it.
It’s like a smart lock thing.
Which is super handy for safety
because we’ve had people
locked out of the house before.
Like Abbie has locked respite workers
out of the house before.
Locked my mom out of the house before.
– Yeah, years ago.
– So, this one actually has a keypad.
So everybody has their own code.
They get in.
Which is awesome.
We don’t even carry a
house key with us anymore.
– No.
– So that’s really nice.
Okay let’s talk about the security system.
So we have Ring Security.
Amazon owns Ring. I like that.
They also own some other type things.
We’ll talk about in a second.
I kind of wanted to
keep it all in one place
as far as our technology
based safety for Abigail.
So we can control our
security system through voice
or through our phones
or right from the keypad.
So, like, we go to bed at night.
And say, we forget to arm the system.
We can just say
arm Ring for home.
Okay, and it arms the Ring.
So we can do it by voice,
we can do it by keypad,
we can do it from our phones.
And when we arm it for home
it doesn’t turn on the motion sensors,
it just turns on the doors.
So when the doors open
there’s no timer,
there’s no nothing,
it immediately goes off.
That’s fun, huh?
– That is fun.
– Nothing like being woken up
in the middle of the night.
So if she were to open the door,
climb the gate,
get downstairs,
manage to figure out the lock,
walk out the door,
immediately, the alarms
are going to go off.
– Yeah.
– So that’s..
it’s like the last line
of defense basically,
as far as keeping her in the house.
Okay, so, if she’s
already out of the house,
let’s say, we’re carrying
stuff out to the car
and we leave the door open behind us.
For example.
– Okay.
– Okay, so back in the house
this is what we we use for an entrance
into our house.
This is what Abbie is most familiar with.
This is the way she
would go out of the house
if she were to leave the house.
This is the direction she would go in.
All the gates takes
some muscle to get open.
So that’s..
I don’t think she would
ever even try for it.
Just because, like she can’t get it open.
She stands there and
waits for us to open it.
But if she does come out here,
we have cameras on the patio
and we have cameras
covering the pool deck.
Those cameras have motion
detection turned on.
If anybody walks through here at all
in either the patio out here,
or the pool deck,
or even in the pool.
If the pool float floats by in the pool
I get a notification.
Oh, look, I just got one,
on my watch,
that there was motion either
out here or by the pool.
So, its a little annoying, but,
– We actually, the other day,
Maverick was out here
and we were not here
and we had respite here
and Asa was able to call Alexa
and tell Alexa to let them know
that Maverick needed to be let inside.
– Right.
– Because he was going back and forth.
– So I can see him on the cameras.
– So, even when we’re not here,
we can still access everything
and it still alerts us.
Which I love,
because, say, somebody else didn’t..
Wasn’t as on top of it
that day than we are.
– So, I love that we have like,
digital and analog security for Abbie.
Like old school, like put a lock on it.
And then we have this technology
that we can use, as
well, to keep her safe,
To keep our house safe.
To keep everybody safe.
If you have gates in your yards,
there are gate latches
that are readily available
for a few bucks, super cheap.
That you can throw on a gate.
We need to be able to enter
and exit through ours,
because that’s how we get into the house.
So I didn’t put those on there.
And like I said,
she can’t open it.
I’m trying to think of anything else
that we can help people out with.
I guess just keeping things out of reach.
And making sure..
You know what?
Your kid is going to tell you.
– Yeah, they’re going to
teach you really quick
What they can get in and out of.
– Abbie always does.
We will do an update later on to say,
‘Well we had to add this’
Because she will teach us a lesson
without a doubt
on something that we missed.
– So, if you have younger kids
and you do have a pool,
and you would like to
put that fence around it.
I do recommend that.
I don’t think we would have even
thought of a pool if
Abbie wasn’t able to swim.
– Right.
– So, that’s not a concern of ours.
We do make her walk out on the
outside of the couches, now
because, you know, she has jumped in
when we’re out here.
– With her clothes on.
Because it’s just a pain to change her
a couple of times a day,
that’s the biggest reason
– But, yeah, they do have those fences
that you can put around the pool.
Again, Abbie’s 14,
so she would knock the
fence into the pool,
I can imagine.
– I can’t put my mark of approval
on the pool sensors though.
I have not found one with good reviews.
Like I looked those up
and I just..
I’ve not found one that I would say,
‘Yeah, I would trust
my kid’s life to this.’
– Right.
– Like I think proactive safety measures
to keep, if you have a toddler,
to keep your child away from that pool
is going to be more beneficial.
And honestly, a kid can drown in no time.
Like, if they are already in the pool,
like, man, you do not
have a head start on this.
– So try to get them swimming lessons.
I know different people offer things.
Maybe you can even throw
up a couple of links.
There’s ones that are
kind of scary to watch,
but it’s so necessary, I think, for kids.
– So necessary, yeah.
– Little babies and stuff,
it’s just, you know..
But try to be aware of your surroundings
at all times, you know.
I know it’s so hard, sometimes,
to keep these kids safe.
But just do your due diligence
at being a good parent
and keeping your eyes open.
If you’re tag teaming,
like make sure that one of you knows
that the other one has got it.
– It doesn’t happen very often
where we’re like,
‘Do you know where Abbie is?’
– ‘Where’s Abbie?’
– ‘No, I don’t know where she is.
I thought you had..’
Like it doesn’t happen very often.
But it happens, you know.
If you make mistakes,
just fix it.
Don’t do it again,
or very often.
We’re parents we’re always
going to make mistakes.
– Come on, love.
– Alright, that’s it for our safety tour.
I hope we helped some people out.
And let me know down in the comments
what kind of crazy stuff you have to do
to your house to keep your kids safe.
I would love to hear your ideas.
We’ll see you guys next time.
– Bye.
– Bye.
(beep)
– [Asa] Go down. Go down.
(car engine)
– [Priscilla] She’s like,
‘I’m not doing that.’
– [Asa] Go ahead. Go down.
– No.
– [Asa] Go ahead.
– (Abbie grunts)
– [Priscilla] Okay, come on.
– [Asa] Come back.
Good job, Ab.
Oh, nervous.
– (Abbie screams nervously)
– [Asa] No handrail.
Come on in.
Welcome home.
– (faint chatter in the background)
– (sound of feet clapping on the floor)
– (Asa panting)

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Melodie Thornock Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:12 am

    We have 3 autistic grandsons and we have a lock on the front door like the one on your pantry. We have a stick on the back sliding door. They haven’t figured that out yet. I need a pantry lock and fridg. lock. They are always in the snacks.

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  2. Chelsea Stewart Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:29 am

    They have these pool nets that you can connect in the ground and pull across the pool, the family from Outdaugtered has one on theirs and it's strong enough their toddlers can roll on top of it- if anyone is looking for pool safety for toddlers! Obv Abbie doesn't need it bc you said she can swim but thought I'd post for anyone else!

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  3. Otterly in Love Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:31 am

    I have been binge watching ALL (well most… Theres alot) of your videos recently. My son was recently diagnoses with autism level 3 and i find you videos not only informative, but so supportive and inspirational. I have had a youtube channel for 3 years, and have recently been inspired by you to raise awareness of autism and show the world my sons life! Thank you for being amazing and inspiring. I cant stop watching your videos.

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  4. Olivia Budiono Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

    4:52 JUST MADE MY DAY SO MUCH

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  5. Ernesto Gomez Jr Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Thank you so much for the advice

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  6. Olivia Budiono Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:43 am

    16:17 can i just say most beautiful leap i've ever seen :")

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  7. Tonya Blanchard Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:18 am

    I think its great that yall have all these safety measures for her with my brother someone always had to be awake or aware of every around. He was an eloper and a sleep Walker. So great to know that there is a way to watch out for her even when yall aren't always in the same area of the house.

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  8. Ciara Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Priscilla looks so beautiful in this video !!!

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  9. Jade x Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:27 am

    You guys are absolutely amazing! What a beautiful family you are. I love your videos and I can relate to them so much as my 7 year old has autism. Abbie is a beautiful young lady, you must be incredibly proud! Asa and Priscilla you both are amazing! Your home is beautiful ❤️

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  10. tomato Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Wow! Its like Ford Knox !!,😃😃😃😀😀😨😨😨👍

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  11. Esmeralda Regalado Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I work for CARD as a therapist and I always watch a video right before sessions and you guys just remind me how much I love what I do. I hope I get lucky and get to meet abbie some day!

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  12. WhatSarahLikes1 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Smoke alarms. Do you have them? And PLEASE do fire drills with her. Hugs

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  13. Jennifer Adams Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

    We had to put alarms on the windows because our son DID learn how to open them. I was sick the bathroom one day while the kids were playing in their rooms when my doorbell started ringing frantically. The kids met me in the hall and I went downstairs to answer the door. My son had opened his window, pushed out the screen, and crawled out onto the roof! Really noisy alarms appeared all over our house later that day.
    We also put a baby fence along our bedroom windows because the windows were floor to ceiling.
    And, of course, the up high lock on the exit doors so our son couldn’t run down the street while I showered.

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  14. btpuppy2 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

    I was hoping you would discuss the overhanging kitchen area and the concern that Abbie might climb over the top or fall over the top to the lower living area

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  15. Bianca Dyball Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:38 am

    My brother used to hate the sound of velcro separating. So my dad put velcro on all the door jams. When he opened the door it would make the sound so he would shut it again. So now years later, even though it's not there anymore he won't open the door because the velcro will make that sound.

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  16. filzzy Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Priscilla is looking beautiful!

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  17. Timo Schallhorn Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Eee Eeeeeeeeeeee !

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  18. MR System Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:12 am

    I find it hilarious that Alexas are so popular it needs to be muted. I don't even have one, but on behalf of those who do I thank you.

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  19. kritika chauhan Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I love watching the clips at the end ❤️

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  20. Stormbrise Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

    For a swimming pool and a younger child I’d have a contractor come in and install a real fence. ASD or not. Then it is cemented into the patio, and not getting pushed over.

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  21. Alisha Kowalski Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I learned a lot watching this vlog! Very informative for every parent. 🙂

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  22. トロールtoro-ru Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:25 am

    perfect family <3

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  23. powderandpaint14 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Asa, no running near the pool! Another safety tip lol.

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  24. Gryffindork65 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Have you have you ever done a fire drill?

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  25. layla marley Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Poor Isaiah can’t sneak out very easily

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  26. rachael james Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I LOVE it! The never swim alone rule!! Even if ur “able bodied”/“neurotypical”-AWESOME!! In Australia, pool fencing is mandatory-FYI😉

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  27. Samantha Brown Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I just had a cool idea for a video some time 🙂 So you should definitely do a Maverick vlog! Put a Go-pro on him for a day or something? I just think that would be so cute!

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  28. Longtallsal17 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Hey! You gotta a crazy dancing lady at your front door! 🤣love your videos! Great tips 💕

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  29. rachel Crawford Posted on August 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I wish my son was as easy with the locks my son has the best ability to get away all the time he has alopped 2 now that was really bad to the point we have to have dead bolts on both sides of the door to keep him safe has opened windows to get out so locks on them it’s crazy all the ways you have to keep them safe. We have to lock the laundry room totally because he loves dumping. All bathrooms must be locked because he loves to flood. But you gave me some great ideas to keep him even more safe I feel like I’m trying to keep escape artist safe all the time

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  30. spoly 813 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Is there a contingency plan in place in case of a fire? I can't help but worry with all the locks on doors and windows how would Abby get out in the event she is alone? Is someone with her every moment? When Isaiah goes off to college will the both of you always be with Abby? The home security is very impressive and looks very efficient…I just kept thinking about an emergency in case you wanted her to escape…fire, intruder or some other unexpected emergency.

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  31. Anna B Posted on August 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    What if their was a fire in the house and you both couldn't get to her then what ????🤔🤔🤔🤔

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  32. Rebecca King Posted on August 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    We have a neuro-typical son who is 6 and we have Ring cameras on front and back doors. He just likes to play outside but doesn't always like to wait for an adult 🙂

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  33. Rhea B Posted on August 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Please, please please, if you have toddlers (or any age child), use many layers of protection around pools! My precious grandson Silas drowned when he was 3 years old. It literally takes seconds to happen! I don't want another family to suffer like ours has.

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  34. Brooke Benning Posted on August 22, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I laughed so hard at Asa's ballerina move at the pool I choked on my water. Totally worth it.

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  35. Riley McGee Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Okay this is a very off topic question but i came up with it while watching an old video. Abbie spends so much time with her head down. Do you know why?

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  36. Sasha Saunders Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Do you ever have to worry about her getting a knife or scissors when you have them out using them??

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  37. Amyy.Louise32 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    We have a 2 year old with severe "wet" eczema.. she has to have her windows open as she gets to hot but ofcorse she is 2!
    I have put screws in the wall and hung up an old puppy pen side! Really Harry Potter style bared windows… but shes safe! And I sound no window locks for those that open outwards unfortunately

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  38. MissMargaret Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    When you were describing Abby and her exterior door confusion it reminded me of playing a video game where there is a puzzle to get to the next area. No apparent directions, just switches to flip in the right order. 😂

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  39. Mary K Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    This video is so important!!! I'm a 911 Operator I work nights and have had parents come home a found their Artistic child missing. Thankfully the child was found sleeping in another room. I told the FATHER to go to home depot or Wal-Mart and get a door lock to put at the top of the door. Peace of Mind is EVERYTHING!

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  40. Leanne Lawson Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Just wanted to say that the more I see the butterfly wallpaper the more I like it!

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  41. Sarah Anne Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Priscilla is sooo cute dancing outside on the front porch lol

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  42. insyirah 653 Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I like that u have ur sunglasses on as soon as u r outside 😂

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  43. Ashley Bacon Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    These are absolutely great guys even for small or bigger kids (under 10) without autism thank you guys for this video it gave me a lot of ideas for my home with three kids age 6 who has tendencies to run off and my twin toddlers 14 months!

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  44. Yeet Everyday Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Yeah so it's pretty screech abby stop interrupting screech screech screech screech

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  45. E DROSE Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    This world needs more families like this! I see such an attack on the family these days the separation of man and wife and it's really heart warming to see how you guys work together and your kids are so lovely and seems so sweet.:-) I am a widow with 2 boys one of which is is a 13 year old high functioning autistic son and a younger 10 year old boy (undiagnosed but in therapy) they both struggle with sensory issues.

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  46. Eve Jones Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I have a bit of autism but I'm on the very mild end of the spectrum

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  47. Rene&Elvira Contreras Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Yes!!! Thank you for this video ! ❤❤❤

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  48. Shaunna Matheney Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Where does Priscilla get her cute clothes

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  49. ari16 _ Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    love your videos so much. I have a list of medical issues and struggled finding friends because I’m not “able – bodied “ . I may not have any form of autism but I still feel love from this community! (Haha I’m purchasing the gate for a different reason, I’ve been looking for a gate to my rabbits room for a while to keep kids out and You have the one I want ! )

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  50. Rocket Raccoon Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I’m 26 (27 tomorrow) and I have Asperger’s. When I was a kid, I had an unwavering and dangerous obsession with water; it would override what little common sense I had.
    I had to be watched like a hawk around water. Luckily, I have gained common sense. I still love water, but I also have danger awareness.

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  51. Barbara Boronda Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    My cousin lives in Florida with her hubby and kids

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  52. alphabrenna Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I love you guys derping around for the cameras LOL

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  53. Akseli Ruokonen Posted on August 22, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    It's nice to know how you handle it. When i was younger my mom didnt need as much prep for my asperger because i could communicate to here what was up at that time and most of the time i was in my room endulging in one off my hobbies, i wasnt much of a socialite. Of course there were bad episodes but ill keep them in house.

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  54. sunshine nickerson Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    You should have cameras put in so you can see where she is at all times!

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  55. rossistanks Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    He's my flesh and blood, I've had 2 marriages fail , because I will not let my Brother go, I'm sorry lady's I'm 50 year old autism brother comes FIRST.

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  56. Molly Flynn Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Poor Isaiah can never sneak out of the house without alarms going off, bells ringing and the app notifying his parents

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  57. Ashley Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I know this isn't related to the video, but Priscilla looks so amazing in this vlog!

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  58. Frimy Estrada Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Ok is it just me but Abbie looks exactly like “Christine” from “Simply Nailogical” ?!
    Either way abbie is so beautiful and i honestly love you guys so freaking much. Such a great family environment for her 💓

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  59. Elizabeth Shinn Posted on August 22, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I have a question out of curiosity. I love you guys but would you consider yourselves Pro Abortion or Anti Abortion? I ask because many people use Abby's case for abortion. Just would love to hear your view on it Thank You! Have an awesome weekend!

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  60. Tara Michele Urban Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I know you made this video for people like me that have messaged you about pool safety. One of the questions I had was at what age did you get Abbie swim lessons? My niece drowned this summer. She actually died and they were able to revive her. She just turned 4. She is a lot like Abbie in her level of ability and communication. I just don’t know if swim lessons at this age would be affective due to her level of comprehension and ability to follow directions. With both girls being so similar I would either wait or move forward with the lessons based on what y’all did with Abbie.

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  61. Carrie M Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Hi guys! Awesome video. Just curious tho, what about the bathrooms and the potential of her scalding herself with hot water. I'm sure you have that covered tho. 😃

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  62. Kirby Vinson Posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    My husband’s brother has autism, and he one time “baptized” their cat in their fish tank because their dad is a pastor and he wanted to be like his dad 😂 Poor cat was traumatized for life, but they had a lock on their fish tank from that point forward.

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  63. Parker-Kate Ramsey Posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Abbie is so cute! I had the same situation! I'm Abbie's age and my parents didn't remove the child locks until a couple weeks ago! I love that you guys are keeping everyone safe! Hats off to you guys!

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  64. BewareTheIdes Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Of course the wife is obese!!!! But, I bet they claimed the Autism was caused by those “terrible” vaccines.

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  65. Cora Mckan Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    You keep saying "she doesn't do that" that doesnt mean that she never will, I would still try to make things more safe and secure because she could change

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  66. Joy M Hopkins Posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Do you have any recommendations for drawer safety locks?

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  67. And i Oop Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    How willshe be able to get out when there is a fire or something like that

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  68. jessica straub Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    We have the chimes too (Ring as well) BUT we added the defender lock from Amazon.(I swear I have been crediting you guys all these years for it lol) If you have an eloper It’s AMAZING!!! Once you get used to it it’s easy to open. I’ve also noticed our safety needs change over the years(our daughter is the same age as Abby) and we’ll go through periods where I have to lock all the doors in the house(we have a key next to everyone’s room,and the bathrooms) because a new interest in something will pop up(she recently had a ball in my vanity playing with makeup) Sometimes Pica safety changes what we are locking them interests change….

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  69. Mary Andrews Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Hi will you please make sure to let Priscilla know that she looks absolutely beautiful! ☆♡☆

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  70. Nancy Williams Posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:04 am

    The bugs flying up to my Ring cameras have been driving me crazy this summer!

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  71. Jan Horn Posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I half to have a gate to my 5 year old sons room, he acts just like Abby but slower learning, he can’t talk and he gets frustrated like she does, no doctor thinks it’s autism tho they say it’s cause of his seizures he has that’s effect his brain. But I also half to lock my doors and gates up cause he is an escape artist lol

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  72. Tina Davies Posted on August 23, 2019 at 2:14 am

    👍🏼 for how many days you think Abby’s blinds in her room will last

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  73. Tina Davies Posted on August 23, 2019 at 2:20 am

    A projectile?! She throws things too? I thought she just gets into stuff, tries to eat things and run away. She throws things too? I’ve never seen that in a vlog

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  74. Vickie Dalton Posted on August 23, 2019 at 2:26 am

    I don't know about Abbi but, those front steps make me dizzy with the way the bricks all go the same way.

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  75. Boo Boyce Posted on August 23, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Just now watching the newer videos I'm loving the new house

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  76. Sinai Jones Posted on August 23, 2019 at 2:51 am

    We had the same locks on the cabinets that you have on the medicine cabinet and within a couple days my nephew had broken all of them except 1. He had only just turned a year old

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  77. iamsoaringeagle Posted on August 23, 2019 at 3:13 am

    I have an electronic lock with keypad. BE AWARE that the keypad will NOT function once the battery gets very low or dies. You WILL need to use a key in that instance. Perhaps keep a key to that door in your vehicle or on your keychain or hidden somewhere on the property so that you and others can still get it when the electronic lock battery dies. Guess how I found out this fact? Yup, from getting locked out of my house.

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  78. gkr 2019 Posted on August 23, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Ive always wondered why do you bleep out on the videos when you say Alexa

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  79. SHV S Posted on August 23, 2019 at 3:52 am

    I just want to say and I know this Had been said I thousand times before me but I just wanna appreciate you guys for all that you do for your child and for all those toxic haters out there they just don’t understand and the world loves you🤩

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  80. Rachel Flack Posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I realise you dont have a pool fence , are the rules different over there ?

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  81. Tea Tea Posted on August 23, 2019 at 7:05 am

    4:50 aw you got your wifey as your phone wallpaper so cute Asa!

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  82. Tea Tea Posted on August 23, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I love the keypad doors they are the best! No lost keys haha

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  83. Jakiya Johnson Posted on August 23, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Do would u think my daughter with adhd would do stuff like this any tips to punish her but not to mske her upset to be more bad

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  84. d— em Posted on August 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    i wanna live in this house

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  85. The Distillery Posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Priscilla is so beautiful 😍

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  86. Caitiepooh1 Posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Can we get a Maverick video?

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  87. Hina Najeeb Posted on August 23, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    We have to keep our bathrooms locked at all times cause our almost 16 year old likes to wash her phone and tablets in water 😂 Or worse play in toilet water 😵
    One time she threw in legos and flushed the toilet and it blocked the whole system! 😅

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  88. Jaime Triplett Posted on August 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Asa I'm Jaime

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  89. Michelle Cupp Posted on August 23, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I just love your channel. I worked with autistic kids for 11 years. There was no parent communication or anything like that. So, after much thought and prayer, I quit. It's parents like YOU who make it easy for the teacher. Never give up on Abbie, (I know you won't). And, never give up on each other.

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  90. Sarah Gruber Posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Check out catch a kid for the pool I saw it on a busby vlog

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  91. Mrs. Queen Posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I love your little family. I dont ever comment, but abbey is so smart. You guys seem to have everything in order. That's why i enjoying watching your videos. 😉

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  92. Autism, Love, and Acceptance Posted on August 23, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Hi! What about a sliding pantry door?

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  93. Amber Heimbach Posted on August 24, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Priscilla i love your hair! You guys rule i love your videos.

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  94. Deanna Bennett Posted on August 24, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that Asa wrote out Alexa instead of saying it!? The real MVP is over here

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  95. Heather Junker Posted on August 24, 2019 at 6:58 am

    You all can do laps in your pool and even laps around the pool. Just ask Asa to demonstrate. 🙂

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  96. Kati Aaarrgh Posted on August 24, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Priscilla, your hair is FABULOUS in this video!

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  97. Brandi Scott Posted on August 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t like you

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  98. Deborah Beaulieu Posted on August 24, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Great video!

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  99. Pam Staines Posted on August 25, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I love your blouse. Where did you get it?You have great taste in clothes. Also, love the safety video. I have the same rule about swimming. No one swims alone.

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  100. Regan Brown Posted on August 25, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Priscilla your hair looks awesome 😎

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