Information for First Responders

For people with autism, learning to interact with first responders is critical. On the other hand, it is just as essential for first responders to understand autism and be prepared to respond effectively and safely to situations that arise involving individuals on the spectrum.

The Autism Safety Project provides First Responders with information and guidelines for communicating with people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in emergency situations.

For this project, we have compiled tips and resources specifically for the following groups of professionals:

Law Enforcement
Fire Fighters
911 Centers
Emergency Medical Services
Hospital Emergency Staff
Search and Rescue Personnel
Judicial System
Teachers and Administrators

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