Training for First Responders

Request a Training for First Responders

**This is a two hour training currently approved for two CE/Contact Hours from the KY Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS).  Please contact us for more information.

  • Explain what autism is - including characteristics and spectrum of how these characteristics are expressed among individuals with autism.
  • Review frequently used terms, interventions, and common types/titles of caregivers.
  • Understand how to respond to and interact with individual(s) with autism – including communication strategies.
  • Identify de-escalation strategies that could be utilized with individuals with autism
  • Review local, state-wide, and national resources related to autism.

 

 

First Responder Awareness Brochures

 

FirefightersAutism Spectrum Disorders Tips for Firefighters

Individuals with autism cannot be identified by their physical appearance. They are usually identified by their behavior. This brochure contains some tips to help firefighters interact with an individual who they suspect may have autism when in an unfamiliar or stressful situation. [Download PDF] | [Download TXT]

 

PoliceAutism Spectrum Disorders and Law Enforcement

Awareness and education of first responders about disabilities increases their ability to provide appropriate response. Recognizing behaviors associated with autism will allow you to best respond to the situation. This brochure contains some tips to help law enforcement officers interact with an individual who they suspect may have autism.[Download PDF] | [Download TXT]

 

EMSAutism Spectrum Disorders and EMS Personnel

Because individuals with autism cannot be identified by their physical appearance, they are usually identified by their behavior. This brochure contains some tips to help EMS personnel interact with an individual who they suspect may have autism when in an unfamiliar or stressful situation. [Download PDF] | [Download TXT]

 

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Smart911

Sign up today and be sure to include multiple phone numbers – this is how the dispatch center is able to access your safety profile
Include as much or as little information as you would like – this is only communicated to the First Responders who are assisting with your call

 

National Autism Association

Big Red Safety Box 
Available for Families; First Responders; Educators
Download Be REDy Booklet --- Print and complete A first-responder profile form

 

Yellow Dot

Send an email to to get your free Yellow Dot decal and folder

  • Include your name, address, and number of decals and folders you need
  • Not just for individuals with autism – may want one for each member of the family
  • Remember to place a folder in each vehicle that the individual(s) frequently uses
  • May also want to put a decal on your front or side door – place folder in your kitchen: on fridge or in medicine cabinet

 

Autism Speaks Safety Project