Learn how to interact with autistic individuals in community and emergency settings and reduce the possibility of misunderstanding or escalation when real situations arise.
1 in 6 people have a sensory need or disorder, and 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism currently. Autistic individuals are commonly the victims of criminal activities, may wander from home, or be mistaken as someone acting strangely in the community.
Therefore it is vital for First Responders to be aware of how to engage and interact with autistic individuals in their community to ensure the best outcomes for everyone involved. The IBCCES First Responder 2 CE training and certification program provides best practices and strategies when interacting with an autistic individual so situations can be de-escalated and first responders can perform their duties safely and effectively.