First Responder Autism Training
ABOUT THE TRAINING
This comprehensive training will educate the first responder on what autism is and how people are affected by it. They will learn the wide spectrum of autism and verbal techniques to deal with them. The student will be given different tools that can help identify people with autism, sensory problems and calming techniques. Students will learn the importance of multiple officers’ presence when an arrest of an autism person is necessary and restraint considerations. The officer will learn the importance of looking at water sources when a person with autism elopes. They will be taught the different programs that are available for people that elope, including but not limited to, the Take Me Home Program and Project Lifesaver.