First Responder Trainings
Autism First Responder trainings are designed to educate and focus on the challenges associated with autism that may impair communication between an individual with autism and a first responder. Police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians who are trained to interact with those with a diagnosis may avoid miscommunications, unnecessary detainments and injuries.
During interactions with first responders, the challenges of language processing speed and communication skills associated with ASD may at times appear to be noncompliance or oppositional, when there is no intent for such behavior. First responder trainings for ASD decrease the likelihood of miscommunications that are a result of ASD features. Our goal is to continue the trainings so that more knowledge is obtained when individuals with autism are involved in unforeseen situations and circumstances.