Autism - problems with our front door

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SuttonGerda Fri 08-Jun-18 07:58:40

We have a child that is severely autistic child and although we have replaced her door with a fire door, she is able to get out using the thumb turn. Under building reg's we cannot disable the thumb turn or replace with a key mechanism.

We have put a chain on the door as a quick fix, although I am now concerned about the integrity of the door but I was wondering whether there is anything available in the market place that offers additional security for children with autism?

Thank you

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 09-Jun-18 01:21:57

Not sure about this sorry. You might be better posting in the Special Needs section where there’s some lovely MNers with more experience.

Hope you find a solution smile

triballeader Sat 09-Jun-18 22:00:57

I used door chains at the very top of all the doors I did not want my eldest son opening. It might be worth looking into 'Wondering Alarms' as they will alarm as soon as a door begins to be opened. More expensive ones can alarm when a person approaches a door.

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